2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Health Information Technology, AAS (FULL-TIME COHORT)


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The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology is a two-year degree designed to prepare professionals to compile, code, analyze, and prepare health information needed by the patient, the health care facility, the public, agencies that pay the claims, physicians and other members of the healthcare team, and supervision of employees and functions. All HIMT Courses are offered ONLINE with the exception of clinical courses. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Class size is limited to 25 students per cohort. Not all applicants are selected for participation in the program; a selective admissions process will be utilized.

HOW TO APPLY:

To make application to the Health Information Technology Program, go to: https://uaptc.edu/health-info- tech/application. Application must be received by July 1st for Fall entrance. Applicants must have completed all 22 hours of General Education courses before admission. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.25 is required.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

-This degree requires successful completion of 60 credit hours.

-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average is required for graduation.

-All HIMT courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

-Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Prerequisite Semester One


Complete all 13 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BIOL 1103 /BIOL 1303  Structure & Function Human Body with Lab 4    
  BUS 1403  Microcomputer Applications 3    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  MATH 1300  Mathematical Reasoning OR MATH 1302  College Algebra 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Prerequisite Semester Two


Complete all 9 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    
  PSYC 2300  Psychology & the Human Experience OR SOCI 2300  Introduction to Sociology 3    
  SPCH 1300  Speech Communication 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Fall - HIT Semester One


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  HIMT 1301  Medical Terminology 3    
  HIMT 1304  Pathophysiology with Pharmacology 3    
  HIMT 1308  Health Record Systems & Issues 3    
  HIMT 2303  Data Management & Statistics 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Spring - HIT Semester Two


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  HIMT 1307  Applied Systems 3    
  HIMT 1309  ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding and Classification System 3    
  HIMT 2201  Legal and Ethical Issues 3    
  HIMT 2301  Quality in Health Care 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Summer - HIT Semester Three


Complete 2 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  HIMT 1101  Clinical Laboratory I 1    
  HIMT 1102  Clinical Laboratory II 1    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Fall - HIT Semester Four


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  HIMT 2101  Clinical Practice 1    
  HIMT 2203  Preceptorship 2    
  HIMT 2302  Expanded Coding (CPT-4) 3    
  HIMT 2304  Supervisory Management 3    
  HIMT 2305  Intermediate Coding & Reimbursement 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 60 Credit Hours


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