Health Information Technology: Associate in Science
The Associate in Science (AS) Program of Study builds upon the Health Information Technology (HIT) foundation presented in the Certificate of Competence (CO) and Certificate of Achievement (CA) Programs of Study. Students will expand their records and information management skills in medical coding and medical records, including electronic records. Combined with the biological science, health statistics, and management courses, the students will be able to pursue careers as an Admissions Clerk, Cancer Registrar, Coder, Health Information Management (HIM) Technologist, Patient Access Supervisor, Privacy Officer, and/or Release of Information Technologist.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to do the following:
- Perform basic coding tasks and maintain accurate reimbursement systems including the preparation of patient access, registration, and patient accounting statements.
- Access, analyze, and interpret data to solve basic health information, coding, patient accounting, and supervisory problems.
- Interact with customers, vendors, and co-workers to effectively support the work with high customer satisfaction.
- Organize, prioritize, and perform work tasks to meet deadlines and schedules.
- Apply health information, records management, and patient financial/patient accounting laws; and code basic cases with industry reimbursement procedures by patient insurance type.
Program Coordinator: Kathleen Cashman
Location: BE 220
Phone: (808) 455-0621
CTE Counselor: Joy Lane
Location: BE 210
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Associate in Science (AS) Info at a Glance
Program: Health Information Technology
Associate in Science (AS)
The Program is designed to meet the (1) employment needs of the health care organizations and (2) needs of students who wish to participate in a training program that will lead to an Associate in Science (AS) in Health Information Technology (HIT) with the opportunity to obtain entry-level positions and advance to higher levels in medical facilities. The Leeward CC counselors, especially the counselor assigned to the Business Division, will be responsible for advising future and current students in the HIT Program.
In order to obtain a Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate in Science (AS), students must pass all required courses with a grade of C or better. The program is organized in an order that the student builds a foundation (CO = 16 credits; CA = 31 credits; AS = 61 credits) as progressing through a recommended group of courses. Courses with required knowledge have prerequisites, and the counselors will have the program information to guide the student into the proper courses sequence.