Get Started with Health Information Technology (AAS HIT)
If you are not sure of your career direction, but know you have an interest in:
- Data management
- Health care industry
- Detailed information
You may want to earn an Associate Degree in Health Information Technology to launch your potential. Health information technicians perform tasks related to:
- Quality and maintenance of electronic and paper patient medical records
- Financial reimbursement
- Decision making
- Working with clinicians and administrators
You will also participate in a unique virtual lab using state-of-the-art technology and software. This degree qualifies you to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
Technicians are employed by many facets of the health care industry, such as:
- Health care facilities and providers
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Software companies
The AAS program offers classroom and online learning from any of our 11 campuses, but must be completed online or at the Livonia campus. It is an ideal stepping-stone for our Bachelor of Science Health Information Management program to open greater potential and earning capacity for students who choose to go further.
Davenport’s AAS HIT and BS HIM degrees are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
National employment projections from the 2010-2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate the demand in the health information field will continue to grow through 2020. As part of the healthcare industry, many areas of this field will continue to drive job growth. Overall, the U.S. population is getting older, increasing needs in the medical care field. This factor, along with the increasing expansion and regulation of electronic medical records creates opportunities for you.
Our exceptional degree programs will make you a contender for in-demand career fields*, such as:
- Compliance/Risk Management
- Informatics/Data Analysis
- Health Information Management
- Medical Records Operations and Administration
- Revenue Cycle Management (including Coding)
- The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors is proven.
- Your education is enhanced through interaction with field experts.
- Organizations across Michigan and the nation regularly hire DU graduates.
The DU Advantage
- Courses available online or in classroom
- State-of-the-art online technology and support
- High quality coursework
- 11 campuses statewide
- Low student-to-faculty ratio
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 75 CREDITS • HLT INFO AAS
This program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), prepares the individual to analyze, manage, and utilize patient care data and health information resources. Students in the program utilize the American Health Information Management Association’s Virtual Lab which provides students with a learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software. Graduates will have an understanding of coding information for reimbursement and research, standards and regulations regarding health information and managing medical records and health care information. Graduates from accredited HIT programs are employed throughout the health care industry in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices, managed care organizations, insurance companies, consulting and law firms—any organization that collects and uses health information.
Students may begin the HIT program at any of the identified locations, but must complete the program at the Livonia location or online. Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students desiring to go on to complete the B.S. in Health Information Management must successfully complete HINT297 and HINT297C prior to progressing into the B.S. major.
Student success for the 2010-11 academic year:
- 87% of Davenport University Health Information Technology program graduates passed the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
- 100% of employers who responded to the annual employer survey were satisfied with Davenport University Health Information Technology program graduates.
**Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for a recommended program sequence.
|Foundations of Excellence||22 cr.|
|BIOL115||Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I||4 cr.|
|BIOL116||Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II||4 cr.|
|BIOL131||Introduction To Human Disease||3 cr.|
|COMM120||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ENGL110||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|MATH125||Intermediate Algebra||3 cr.|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Health Professions||9 cr.|
|CISP112||Applied Information Technology||3 cr.|
|HLTH101||Introduction to Health Careers||3 cr.|
|HLTH110||Medical Terminology||3 cr.|
|HINT110||Health Record Content||3 cr.|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3 cr.|
|HINT203||Health Care Delivery Systems||3 cr.|
|HINT209||Quality Assurance Health Care||3 cr.|
|HINT211||Health Care Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|HINT221||ICD Coding||4 cr.|
|HINT222||Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding||3 cr.|
|HINT223||Advanced Coding||4 cr.|
|HINT250||Introduction to Reimbursement Systems||3 cr.|
|HINT294||Coding Practicum (Lecture)||2 cr.|
|HINT294C||Coding Practicum (Lab)||2 cr.|
|HINT297||HIT Practicum (Lecture)||2 cr.|
|HINT297C||HIT Practicum (Lab)||2 cr.|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3 cr.|