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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 an electronic health record system 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.

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the HIM workforce, it is strongly recommended that students in the HIT AAS program meet the most current catalog year requirements.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Health Information Technology, AAS and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence29 cr.
ACES100Achieving Career and Education Success3 cr.
BIOL115Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I4 cr.
BIOL116Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II4 cr.
BIOL131Introduction To Human Disease3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions12 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Development3 cr.
HLTH101MIntroduction to Health Careers(0) cr.
HLTH101Introduction to Health Careers3 cr.
HLTH110Medical Terminology3 cr.
HLTH211Health Care Management3 cr.
HLTH230Health Care Law and Ethics3 cr.
Major28 cr.
HINT110Introduction to HIM3 cr.
HINT201Health Information Technology3 cr.
HINT209Quality and Performance Improvement in Health Care3 cr.
HINT215 Applied Statistics for Health Information Management1 cr.
HINT221ICD Coding4 cr.
HINT222Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding3 cr.
HINT294Coding Professional Practice Experience (Lecture)2 cr.
HINT294LCoding Professional Practice Experience (Lab)2 cr.
HINT297HIT Professional Practice Experience (Lecture)2 cr.
HINT297CHIT Professional Practice Experience (Clinical)2 cr.
HLTH250Health Care Reimbursement Management 3 cr.