Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Program Map: Health Information Technology Certificate, Coding and Reimbursement Specialist


This program map provides the recommended semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this certificate. The program may be completed on either a full or part-time basis, but must be completed in a maximum of three years. To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this field of study, you must achieve a minimum 2.0 (‘C’) grade point average on the courses listed below.

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

Prerequisites
Students wishing to complete this Certificate within one-year (three semesters) must complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or better prior to beginning the program.

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ALDH 1323 - Medical Terminology * 3
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology * 4
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
Total Credit Hours 10
*These courses are prerequisites for several HITC courses; therefore it is important that they be completed early in the program.  

Milestones

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester, or as needed.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HITC 1113 - Introduction to Health Information Management   3
HITC 1131 - Health Care Delivery Systems and Trends   1
HITC 1223 - Electronic Health Record Systems   3
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 2053 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I   3
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the first semester must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Take actions necessary to become compliant with all of the risk management requirements that must be completed in the second semester 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

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HITC 1242 - Health Information Management in Alternate Care Settings   2
HITC 1333 - CPT and HCPCS Coding   3
HITC 2121 - Physician Billing and Reimbursement   1
HITC 2133 - Reimbursement Systems and Revenue Cycle Management   3
HITC 2153 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II   3
HITC 2403 - Coding II   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • All of the courses in the second semester must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Meet with the HIT Program Director or a faculty member for advisement once a semester.
  • Meet as a group with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • If entering the workforce after graduation, visit Career Services to build your resume.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HITC 2342 - Professional Practice Experience III - Coding  
Must be completed with a ‘C’ or better.  Course currently meets two days a week for the eight-week summer session.
2
Total Credit Hours 2

Milestones

  • Check the 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 and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.