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Health Information Technology

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Program Overview

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides you with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage and report health information. You’ll supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Careers

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospice
  • Mental health facilities

Partnership

Instructional Service Agreement (ISA) Between Pitt Community College and College of The Albemarle (COA)

Through this ISA agreement, you may earn General Education courses at COA for transfer to Pitt Community College’s Health Information Technology program. Please visit Pitt Community College for other program courses and admission requirements.

Accreditation

The Pitt Community College Health Information Technology program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Email: info@cahiim.org

Curriculum Guide

(Level three Instructional Service Agreement between Pitt Community College and COA)

COA Course Number and Title Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisite for ENG 111: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: ENG 011
3 n/a n/a 3 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites for ENG 112: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking Prerequisite for HUM 115: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Prerequisites: MAT 003 Tier 1 and ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: MAT 043
2 2 n/a 4 3
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Prerequisites for BIO 168: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 2, and either BIO 090 or one unit of high school Biology, and either CHM 090 or one unit of high school Chemistry 3 3 n/a 6 4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisites for BIO 169: BIO 168 3 3 n/a 6 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACA 111 College Student Success n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisite for MED 121: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Prerequisite for MED 122: MED 121 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total credits at participating college/COA 33