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Health Information Technology Technician, AAS

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Health Information Technology
  • Degree Code: HITE.AAS
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The Health Information Management accreditor of McLennan Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2029. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

The Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare graduates to perform the technical duties vital to managing health information. The health information technician is responsible for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the health record. Duties include record analysis, data analysis and reporting, coding, billing, and other health information related duties. With a degree in health information technology, you will be able to work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, physician clinics, mental health centers, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, home care providers, and other health-related agencies.

Students enrolled in HITT 2249 will sit for the RHIT exam in the same semester.

NOTE: This degree is available completely online and includes a required clinical/practicum experience. Ask your advisor or visit\online for more details.

Marketable Skills

1. Evaluate revenue cycle processes. 2. Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodology. 3. Manage data within a database system. 4. Evaluate data dictionaries and data sets for compliance with governance standards.

Semester I

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized) 4 hours
HITT 1301 Health Data Content & Structure 3 hours
HITT 1441 Coding and Classification Systems 4 hours
HITT 1205 Medical Terminology I 2 hours
13 hours

Semester II

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
HITT 2430 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 4 hours
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery System 3 hours
HITT 2335 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies 3 hours
13 hours

Semester III

ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3 hours
HITT 1311 Health Information Systems 3 hours
HITT 2346 Advanced Medical Coding 3 hours
HITT 1353 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
15 hours

Semester IV

HITT 2343 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement 3 hours
HITT 2339 Health Information Organization & Supervision 3 hours
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3 hours
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing or
ENGL 1301 Composition I
3 hours
12 hours

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology or
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
3 hours
HITT 2261 Clinical - Health Information Technology/Technician 2 hours
HITT 2249 RHITCompetency Review 2 hours
7 hours
Total hours:60 hours