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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology, AAS

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Minimum Credits: 64
Contact Hours: 73-74

The Health Information Technology program’s mission is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as health information technicians in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will meet or exceed the competencies outlined in the domains, subdomains, and tasks of the accreditation agency.

General Education Courses: 19-20 credits

Minimum Program Credits: 64

Suggested sequencing of courses:



  • The first semester must be taken as noted in order to stay on track for the remainder of the program.
  • Students may substitute either BIO-23500 and BIO-23600 or BIO-25000 and BIO-25100 if previously completed.
  • Students requesting admission to the program must submit a “Request for Admission into the HIT Program” application packet (available online) to the Health Sciences Office.
  • All HIT courses (and OIS courses if taken to satisfy a program requirement) require a minimum grade of C+ (2.3) to progress in the program.  
  • In order to graduate, students must have a program GPA of 2.3 or better.
  • AHIMA Student Membership is required throughout the HIT core of courses (HIT-10600, HIT-20000, HIT-21301, HIT-21601, HIT-23001, HIT-23102, HIS-23200, HIT-23301 & HIT-29901).
  • See your Academic Advisor for a HIT Practicum Checklist to prepare for graduation.
  • **Prerequisite for Practicum—Completion of all courses required for the program (except HIT-23102), consent of advisor, and a program GPA of 2.3 or better.  Practicum applications must be submitted the semester prior to practicum registration.


Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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