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Health Information Technology - Certificate (Advanced)

Application Code 300

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division - Room HS-236 - 443-518-1560.

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Carroll Community College Degree

The Advanced Certificate in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies, and other facilities, which create and/or evaluate health records. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to interpret health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology, and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and/or procedures. Students will use automated encoding tools, learn reimbursement methods, and study the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be eligible to sit for licensure examinations offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

CMSY-129The Internet and the Digital World

3

Courses Offered at Carroll Community College

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIT-111Medical Terminology

3

HIT-112Healthcare Date Content and Structure

3

HIT-115Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

4

HIT-121Basic Diagnostic Coding

3

HIT-122Basic Procedure Coding

3

HIT-201Computer Applications in Healthcare

3

HIT-222Advanced Coding Concepts

6

HIT-223Reimbursement Methodologies

3

HIT-225Healthcare Delivery Systems

3

HIT-270Professional Practice in Health Information Technology

1

Total Credit Hours: 39

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

For important information about this program, including the graduation rate and median debt of students who completed, please visit http://www.carrollcc.edu/extassets/gainfulemployment/GE_HIT_Advanced/Gedt.html.