Health Information Technician Curriculum

 

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree

Course format

CAPTheory is presented in lectures. Laboratory projects or other assignments reinforce lectures and provide hands-on experiences simulating on-the-job activities. All HIIM classes are now online. Some non-HIIM prefixed classes, are available in online format, or on campus, or in hybrid format. Professional Practice Experience is provided in which the student is assigned to one or more clinical sites in the field.

 

Program requirements 

Students are required to confer with HIIM program faculty for curriculum planning due to prerequisite requirements in many courses and because not all courses are offered each quarter. There are several types of plans that students can choose to complete their curriculum. Suggested sequences are provided to you below for full-time students and part-time students. It is important to meet with an HIIM faculty member to advise you.

 

A quantitative reasoning (QR) course is required by the college for all students graduating from an Associate Degree or Certificate of Proficiency program. MATH 070 and MATH 080 (and higher level math courses), BUSTC 105 Computer Applications, BUSTC 150 Excel all meet this requirement. (Other approved QR courses)

 

Suggested Curriculum Plans

Suggested   Sequence of Classes - Plan A - Full-Time Student    
             
Fall, Year 1   HIIM 120   Survey of Healthcare Delivery   4
    HIIM 125    Hospital and Clinic Records   5
    HIIM 134   Medical Terminology   5
             
Winter, Year 1   HIIM 171   Basic ICD-10 Coding   5
    HIIM 174   Pharmacology   3
    HIIM 175   Human Diseases   5
             
Spring, Year 1   HIIM 154   Medical Reimbursement   5
    HIIM 170   Legal Aspects of Health Care   4
    HIIM 172   CPT Coding   5
             
Summer, Year 1   HIIM 173   Intermediate Coding   5
    BUSTC 150 Excel   5
    See List   Multicultural Understanding*   3-5
             
Fall, Year 2   HIIM 219   Statistics in Health Care   5
    HIM 225    Computers in Health Care   5
    HIIM 228   Medical Coding Practicum   2
             
Winter, Year 2   HIIM 220   Quality Improvement in Health Care   5
    HIIM 226   Alternative Care Records   4
    HIIM 234   Professional Practice Experience   4
             
Spring, Year 2   HIIM 224   Management for Health Info. Supervisors   5
    HIIM 235   Health Information Technology Capstone Course   4
    BUSTC 170 Access   5
             
*A multicultural Understanding course must be taken from the approved list. Go to the following link for the most recent list of classes:
.http://shoreline.edu/ApprovedListGEDCoreCourseRequirements.pdf
Diversity courses from other colleges may be accepted. Requires advisor approval.    

 

 

Suggested Sequence of Classes - Plan B - Part-Time   Student  
             
Fall, Year 1   HIIM 120   Survey of Healthcare Delivery 4
    HIM 134   Medical Terminology 5
             
Winter, Year 1   HIIM 174   Pharmacology 3
    HIIM 175   Human Diseases 5
             
Spring, Year 1   BUSTC 170   Access 5
    HIIM 170   Legal Aspects of Health Care 4
             
Summer, Year 1   BUSTC 150 Excel   5
    See List   Multicultural Understanding*            3-5
             
Fall, Year, 2   HIIM 125    Hospital and Clinic Records 5
    HIM 225    Computers in Health Care 5
             
Winter, Year 2   HIIM 171   Basic ICD-10 Coding 5
             
Spring, Year 2   HIIM 172   CPT Coding 5
    HIIM 154 Medical Reimbursement   5
             
Summer, Year 2   HIIM 173   Intermediate Coding 5
             
Fall, Year 3   HIIM 219   Statistics in Health Care 5
    HIIM 228   Medical Coding Practicum 2
             
Winter, Year 3   HIIM 220   Quality Improvement in Health Care 5
    HIIM 226   Alternative Care Records 4
    HIIM 234   Professional Practice Experience 4
             
Spring, Year 3   HIIM 224   Management for Health Info. Supervisors 5
    HIIM 235   Health Information Technology  Capstone Course 4
             
             
*A multicultural Understanding course must be taken from the approved list. Go to the following link for the most
recent list of classes: http://shoreline.edu/ApprovedListGEDCoreCourseRequirements.pdf
 
Diversity courses from other colleges may be accepted. Requires advisor approval.  

 

Recommended Electives (Not Required)

ACCT 101 Accounting Principles (5 credits)
Most computer Information Systems (CIS) courses when prerequisites are met
Communications courses for ESL students