Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)

Why choose JCC’s Health Information Technology program?

A health information technician must possess analytical skills, be detail oriented, and have integrity and good interpersonal skills. Our program is designed to help you build these qualities.

As a health information technology student at JCC, you will have access to classroom and Virtual Lab (VLab) training. VLab is an online participative health information technology and management work environment program. Featuring applications and lab lessons, VLab brings the same health information technology software to the classroom that you will use as a professional. VLab also provides you with the option of becoming a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which provides access to professional networking, research, and other resources.

You will put what you learned in the classroom to practice with a 135-hour internship during your final semester. This opportunity to work in a professional healthcare setting will give you the experience needed for employment in HIT.

 

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
5214
Curriculum Code
1969
General Requirements
21 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
9 SUNY LAS JCC
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or CMM 1610: Public Speaking3 (X) H
6
Social Sciences Electives6 S
6
Biology Electives3 NSCI N SR
Mathematics Electives (college level)3 N CMAT

Core Requirements
36 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
36 SUNY LAS JCC
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology3
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures3 VEDP
HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management3
HIT 2430: Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription3
HIT 2440: Medical Coding I (CPT)4
HIT 2450: Medical Coding II (ICD-10-CM)4
HIT 2460: Health Insurance and Reimbursement4
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing3
BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship5
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4

Electives
3 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

Important Points
  • Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor prior to selecting electives.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Show the ability to perform basic administrative medical assisting functions.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills as a result of course written assignments, discussions, and class participation.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and word processing skills.
  4. Identify the importance of the value of learning as an ongoing process through portfolio development and professional development activities.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use medical terminology appropriately. 
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining confidentiality of health information.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing case studies as they apply to problem solving within the medical office setting. 

Program Completion Map

Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)
Semester 1 Credits
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures 3
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing 3
English Electives 3
Biology Electives* 3
INT 1520^: Student Success Seminar 1
Total 16
Semester 2 Credits
HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management 3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I 4
Mathematics Electives (college level) 3
ENG 1530: English Composition II 3
Social Sciences Electives 3
Total 16
Semester 3 Credits
HIT 2440: Medical Coding I (CPT)• 4
HIT 2430: Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription 3
CMM 1510 or CMM 1610: Introduction to Communication or Public Speaking 3
Social Sciences Electives 3
Electives 2
Total 15
Note: •Course offered in the fall semester only.  
Semester 4 Credits
HIT 2450: Medical Coding II (ICD-10-CM)• 4
HIT 2460: Health Insurance and Reimbursement• 4
BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship 5
Total 13
Note: •Course offered in the spring semester only.  

 

This is a suggested program guide based on a four semester sequence and is one of many potential paths to completing your program at JCC. Your advisor can work with you to make adjustments to this guide based on placement scores.

^ First time, full-time students are required to take INT 1520: Student Success Seminar.

* Students must include at least one course that has been designated as incorporating study of scientific reasoning (SR).