Mar 17, 2018  
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Health Information Technology, A.A.S. (A45360)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours with selected courses offered on demand during evening hours. Minimum time for completion: five semesters fulltime attendance. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

The Health Information Technology curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Students will 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). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

General Education Courses:


Students are required to take one (1) course from the following:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Total Credit Hours Required: 69/70

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:

Total Hours: Class 16/17 | Lab 5 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 18/19

Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 9 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16

Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 3 | Credit 7

Fall – 2nd year

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 13 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 14

Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 5 | Clin/WkExp 6 | Credit 14

Grand Total Hours: Class 53/54 | Lab 34 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 69/70

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