Students who complete the first three semesters of the Health Information Technology program at Kirkwood will earn a diploma in Medical Coding.
Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall
| BIO-168 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab**-||4|
| CSC-110 ||Intro to Computers**+||3|
| HSC-115 ||Medical Terminology**+||4|
First Semester (Fall)
| BIO-173 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab*-||4|
| HIT-220 ||Intro to Medical Coding+||2.5|
| HIT-360 ||Intro to HIT+||3|
| HSC-107 ||Professionals in Health*+||2|
| MAT-731 ||Introduction to Math*-||2|
Second Semester (Spring)
| BCA-213 ||Intermediate Computer Business Applications*+||3|
| HIT-240 ||Advanced Coding and Classification+||3|
| HIT-495 ||Medical Office Management-||2.5|
| HIT-550 ||Professional Practice Experience I-||2.5|
| HSC-142 ||Elements of Pharmacology*+||1|
Third Semester (Summer)
| HIT-280 ||CPT-4 Coding+||3|
| HIT-291 ||Reimbursement Methods+||2.5|
| HIT-551 ||Professional Practice Experience II-||1|
| HSC-217 ||Introduction to Pathology*+||3|
Fourth Semester (Fall)
| ENG-105 ||Composition I*+||3|
| HIT-350 ||Health Information Systems+||2.5|
| HIT-420 ||Legal Aspects of Health Information+||2|
| HIT-431 ||Quality Improvement+||3|
| HIT-552 ||Professional Practice Experience III-||3|
Fifth Semester (Spring)
| HIT-450 ||Health Statistics+||2|
| HIT-490 ||Health Management and Supervision+||3.5|
| HIT-553 ||Professional Practice Experience IV-||3|
| PSY-111 ||Intro to Psychology*+||3|
| SPC-101 ||Fundamentals of Oral Communication*+||3|
| COM-222 ||Communication for Health Care Professionals*||3|
| - - - - - - - ||Humanities elective*+||3|
Total Program Hours 77
* Courses may be taken before beginning the program.
** Courses must be completed with a C- or better prior to admission into the program.
+ Courses are available online.
- Courses not available online at this time.
Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become a registered health information technician (RHIT).