Health Information Technology, A.A.S.
The Health Information Technology, AAS degree program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.
A health information technician has the technical skills needed to maintain the components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. Area hospitals and a variety of other health facilities in the community offer field experience in all procedures performed by the health information technician. When the 70-72 credit-hour program has been completed and the associate of applied science degree obtained, you will be eligible to take the accreditation examination of the American Association of Health Information Management.
Health information technology is a cooperative program between JCCC and MCC-Penn Valley Community College for Johnson County residents. You must be accepted as a student at JCCC and accepted into the program by MCC-Penn Valley. Consult with a JCCC counselor for more information.
Program courses and credit hours are subject to change because of requirement changes at the degree-granting institution. Contact MCC-Penn Valley Community College at 816-604-4245 for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites and admission requirements.
Note: Johnson County Community College students should seek specific counsel from the MCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.
Johnson County Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.
Degree granted by Metropolitan Community College
Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Education Requirements-must be taken at JCCC
|Elective (PSYC 130-Intro to Psych strongly recommended)||3|
|BIOL 144||Human Anatomy and Physiology*||5|
|BIOL 227||Human Pathophysiology*||4|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|SPD 121||Public Speaking||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|U.S. History to 1877|
|U.S. History Since 1877|
|American National Government|
|State and Local Government|
Specific Program Requirements-must be taken at JCCC
|CIS 124||Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications||3|
Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Penn Valley
|COLL 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|POLS 153||The Missouri Constitution||1|
|HITE 101||Intro to Health Information Technology Profession||2|
|HITE 102||Health Records Systems, Analysis and Control||3.5|
|HITE 103||Medical Terminology for Health Records||3|
|HITE 106||Health Care Statistics||3|
|HITE 108||Legal Aspects of Health Info Tech Profession||2|
|HITE 109||Professional Practice I||2.5|
|HITE 200||Introduction to Classification Systems||1|
|HITE 201||Quality Management||3|
|HITE 202||Class Systems/Nomenclatures/Indexes & Registers I||4|
|HITE 203||Professional Practice II||2|
|HITE 207||Class System/Nomenclatures/Indexes & Registers II||3|
|HITE 208||Professional Practice III||2|
|HITE 210||Class Systems/Nomenclatures for Ambulatory Care||3|
|HITE 211||Organization/Administration in Heath Information||3|
|HITE 214||Introduction to Healthcare Reimbursement||3|
|HITE 216||Technology for Health Information||3|
Total Program Hours: 70.5