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    Tulsa Community College
   
 
  Feb 24, 2018
 
2017-2018 College Catalog 
  
2017-2018 College Catalog

Degree Map: Health Information Technology AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree. The program may be completed on either a full or part-time basis, but must be completed in a maximum of four years. To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ALDH 1323 - Medical Terminology * 3
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology * 4
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HITC 1113 - Introduction to Health Information Management   3
HITC 1131 - Health Care Delivery Systems and Trends   1
HITC 1223 - Electronic Health Record Systems   3
Total Credit Hours 17
*These courses are prerequisites for several HITC courses; therefore it is important that they be completed early in the program.  

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the first semester must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.) including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CSYS 2073 - MS Office  
This course has a prerequisite of CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications which is waived for students in this program who are computer proficient.
3
HITC 1213 - Statistics and Research Methodology   3
HITC 1353 - Legal Aspects of Health Records   3
HITC 2053 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I   3
HITC 2113 - Management Techniques for Health Information Services   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the second semester must be completed with a ‘C’ or better.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II  or ENGL 2333 - Technical/Professional Writing  or ENGL 2343 - Business Communication I   3
HITC 1412 - Professional Practice Experience I  
Currently HITC 1412 Professional Practice Experience I meets for a total of 16 days during working hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  At a minimum, students must be able to give three 5-day sessions (M-F) and a day for orientation.  It is best if the student can be scheduled for one 5-day session and one 10-day session (M-F), plus a day for orientation.
2
Total Credit Hours 5

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the third semester must be completed with a ‘C’ or better.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HITC 1242 - Health Information Management in Alternate Care Settings   2
HITC 1363 - Classification Systems, Terminologies and Coding I  
This course is a prerequisite to HITC 2403 and should be completed in the fall semester.
3
HITC 2153 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II   3
HITC 2213 - Quality, Utilization, and Risk Assessment   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the fourth semester must be completed with a ‘C’ or better with the exception of POLS 1113.  Students must pass this course and have an verall GPA of 2.0 to graduate from the program.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester.

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HITC 1333 - CPT and HCPCS Coding   3
HITC 2121 - Physician Billing and Reimbursement   1
HITC 2133 - Reimbursement Systems and Revenue Cycle Management   3
HITC 2403 - Coding II   3
HITC 2411 - Professional Practice Experience II  
This course currently meets a total of xx contact hours. These hours will usually occur on a Thursday or Friday.  Some sessions may be four (4) hours and some may be eight (8) hour days.
1
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the fifth semester must be completed with a ‘C’ or better with the exception of HIST 1483 or 1493.  Students must pass one of these courses and have an verall GPA of 2.0 to graduate from the program.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.

Sixth Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HITC 2342 - Professional Practice Experience III - Coding 
This course currently meets two days a week for the eight-week summer session.
2
HITC 2512 - HIT Professional Review   2
Total Credit Hours 4

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the sixth semester must be completed with a ‘C’ or better.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation..