The Associate of Science in Health Information Technology program prepares students for a career working with health information in a variety of healthcare settings in diverse roles. Health Information Technology professionals perform the essential functions of acquiring, analyzing, maintaining and securing health information vital to providing quality patient care. Health Information Technology graduates are employed in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, ambulatory care facilities, long term care facilities, home health agencies, consulting firms, and any organization that uses patient data or health information, such as pharmaceutical companies, law and insurance firms, and health product vendors.
Conditional Enrollment: As a condition of enrollment in any Allied Health Program, students are required to submit to and pass a designated drug and alcohol screening, a background screening, and physical examination clearance (at the student’s expense). Please note the following:
In addition to the required Bakersfield College general education pattern, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Associate of Science in Health information Technology Degree. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.
Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Health Information Technology, the student will be able to:
Upon completion of graduation requirements and the required degree courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Health Information Technology Associate of Science degree.
Total Units: 54-59
All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to applying for the Health Information Technology Program. The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.
|HEIT B60||Human Form & Function
|BIOL B18||Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
|BIOL B32 & B33||Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
|MEDS B60||Medical Terminology||3.0|
|COMP B5||Introduction to Microsoft Office||3.0|
|HEIT B10||Introduction to Health Information Technology: Hospital Settings||3.0|
|HEIT B11||Introduction to Health Information Technology: Alternative Settings||3.0|
|HEIT B12||Pharmacology for the Health Care Professional||3.0|
|HEIT B13||Human Disease||3.0|
|HEIT B15||Health Statistics||3.0|
|HEIT B16||Computer Basics for Health Information Technology||3.0|
|HEIT B20||Basic ICD-CM Coding||4.0|
|HEIT B21||Advanced ICD Coding||4.0|
|HEIT B22||Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding||3.0|
|HEIT B23||Medical Legal Aspects of Health Information||3.0|
|HEIT B24||Continuous Quality Improvement||3.0|
|HEIT B25||Healthcare Reimbursement||3.0|
|HEIT B26||Supervision for the Allied Health Professional||3.0|
|HEIT B30||Health Information Technology Directed Practice||4.0|