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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This program of study prepares the student for employment in the field of health information management in a variety of health care settings 
including hospitals, physician’s office or clinic, home health agencies, hospice, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric care settings, 
insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies. Career options for the Health Information Technician include coding and reimbursement 
specialist; clinical data specialist (statistics, database research, and specialty registries); patient information coordinator (release of information, 
confidentiality, medical-legal aspects of documentation, health history management and information resources); data quality manager (quality 
improvement for data integrity, and quality care/service monitoring and audits); document and repository manager (retention and accessibility of 
health care data, and preparation and conversion to electronic health records); and health information manager (enterprise- or facility-wide line or 
staff manager for health information management services). This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics
 and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). After graduation, students are eligible to apply to write the national qualifying examination for
 certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).


Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science


For More Information Contact:
Allied Health Services Division: Metro: (918) 595-7002

Procedures For Application:
1. Submit completed program application form and required materials by May 1 to the Allied Health Services Division located in the Alfred M. Philips Building, Room MP458, 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119.

2. All prospective Health Information Technology students must also complete an application for enrollment to the College, submit their high school transcripts or GED scores, ACT or SAT scores and previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Registrar at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. 
Incomplete submissions will not be considered for admission
 into the Health Information Technology program.

3. Acceptance to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee 
admission to the Health Information Technology program.

4. Eligible applicants to be interviewed will be notified by mail
 for consideration for admission into the Health Information 
Technology program. All interviewed applicants will be 
notified by mail regarding their selection status.

5. In order to enroll in courses that include a clinical 
component and are a part of the program degree plan,
students must receive clearance on a criminal background 
check, including the sex offender registry. Potential students 
need to be aware that drug testing is a requirement for 
participation in all clinical components.


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 16
Remaining General Education Requirements are satisfied in Specialized Course Requirements.


Biology 4 hours
**BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology

English 6 hours
** *ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select one course from the following:
** *ENGL 1213 Composition II
** *ENGL 2333 Technical/Professional Writing
** *ENGL 2343 Business Communication I


Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 53

Allied Health 3 hours
*ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology


Computer Information Systems 3 hours
** *CSYS 2073 MS Office


Health Information Technology 47 hours
** *HITC 1113 Introduction to Health Information Management
** *HITC 1131 Health Care Delivery, Systems and Trends
** *HITC 1213 Statistics and Research Methodology
** *HITC 1223 Electronic Health Record Systems
** *HITC 1231 Management of Medical Document Processing
** *HITC 1242 Health Information Management in Alternate Care Settings
** *HITC 1333 CPT and HCPCS Coding
** *HITC 1353 Legal Aspects of Health Records
** *HITC 1363 ICD-9-CM Coding I and Nomenclature/ Classification Systems
** *HITC 1412 Practicum I
** *HITC 2053 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
** *HITC 2113 Management Techniques for Health Information Services
** *HITC 2121 Physician Billing and Reimbursement
** *HITC 2133 Reimbursement Systems and Revenue Cycle Management
** *HITC 2153 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
** *HITC 2213 Quality, Utilization and Risk Assessment
** *HITC 2342 Coding and Reimbursement Internship
** *HITC 2403 ICD-9-CM Coding II
** *HITC 2412 Practicum II


Total Credit Hours: 69
*Course has prerequisite (See course description of catalog).
**Course must be completed with a “C” or better.


General education requirements can be found at: