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HIM 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office.Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 100 - Introduction to the Health Care Delivery System
Introduces the organization of health care delivery system with emphasis on types of providers and the role that accrediting and licensing bodies play in the delivery of health care.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HIM 101 - Health Information Technology I
Introduces values, uses and content of the medical record. Defines numbering, filling and retention policies and practices.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
HIM 103 - Health Information Technology II
Introduces principles of data quality and validation types and uses of health databases.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 1 hour. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 105 - Current Procedural Terminology
Develops skills in coding a diagnosis and/or procedure according to the principles of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HLT 143.
Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 Credits.
2 credits
HIM 106 - International Classification of Diseases I
Introduces International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification Coding I (ICD-9-CM) coding classification system and provides actual coding exercises. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HLT 143.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 107 - International Classification of Diseases II
Stresses advanced International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification Coding II (ICD-9-CM) coding skills through practical exercises. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HIT 106 or HIM 106.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HIM 110 - Introduction to Human Pathology
Introduces the basic concepts, terminology, etiology, and characteristics of pathological processes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 111 - Medical Terminology I
Introduces the student to the language used in the health record. Includes a system-by-system review of anatomical disease, and operative terms, abbreviations, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and pharmacology terms. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HIM 112 - Medical Terminology II
Continues with focus on the language used in the health record. Includes a system-by-system review of anatomic disease, and operative terms, abbreviations, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and pharmacology terms. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HIM 113 - Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I
Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, stem words, and technical terms; puts emphasis on the causes and treatment of selected disease processes. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 114 - Medical Terminology and Diseases Processes II
Continues the study of prefixes, suffixes, stem words, and technical term; puts emphasis on the causes and treatment of selected disease processes. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 115 - Ambulatory Coding and Classification
Focuses on disease and procedure classification in the ambulatory care environment. Develops basic coding and classification knowledge using ICD-9-CM and CPT. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS>

3 credits
HIM 125 - Medical Report Transcription
Develops skill in the transcription and preparation of reports for the medical record and in the operation and care of dictating and transcribing equipment. Prerequisite: HIT 111 or HIM 111 and ability to type 40 words per minute,
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 130 - Healthcare Information Systems
Teaches basic concepts of microcomputer software (to include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Focuses on microcomputer applications and information systems in the Healthcare environment. Provides a working introduction to electronic health information systems for allied health, teaching students how the adoption of electronic health records affects them as future healthcare professionals.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 131 - Health Information Procedures
Introduces the health care deliver system and (1) the purpose, content, legal and accreditation requirements of health records; (2) the use of health data nomenclatures and classification systems; (3) the organization of registries and indexes. Includes data retrieval, storage and processing systems, quality assurance methodologies, statistical reporting and supervision practices in a health record department. Provides practice in manual and computerized data collection and display techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 141 - Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I
Focuses on health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 142 - Fundamentals of Health Information System II
Continues focus of health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 143 - Managing Electronic Billing in a Medical Practice
Presents practical knowledge on use of computer technology in medical practice management. Develops basic skills in preparation of universal billing claim. Explores insurance claim processing issues.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HIM 149 - Introduction to Medical Practice Management
Introduces principles of administrative practice management. Examines patient scheduling, records management, financial systems and other systems/procedures. Focuses on the development of organizations and decision making skills utilized by the practice manager.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 150 - Health Records Management
Presents documentation format and content of the medical record relevant to the coding function. Introduces application of standard techniques for filing, maintenance, and acquisition of health information. Examines the processes of collecting, computing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data related to health care services. Includes legal and regulatory guidelines for the control and use of health information data.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 151 - Reimbursement Issues in Medical Practice Management
Introduces major reimbursement systems in the United States. Focuses on prospective payment systems, managed care, and documentation necessary for appropriate reimbursement. Emphasizes management of practice to avoid fraud.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 163 - Anatomy and Physiology for Administrative Health Professionals
Introduces the structure and function of the systems of the human body as applied by administrative health professionals. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology or HLT 143 or HIM 111.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office.Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 200 - Survey of Healthcare Administration
Provides an overview of healthcare. Prepares the student with the essential vocabulary and thought processes to understand and evaluate the legal, political and ethical challenges facing healthcare in the US needed for a supervisory role in healthcare administration. Introduces healthcare policy, how healthcare is organized and dispensed, and how the practitioner can be better work in the system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 215 - Health Data Classification Systems
Focuses on disease and procedure classification systems currently utilized for collecting health data for the purpose of statistical research and financial reporting. Prerequisite: HIT 111-112 or HIM 111-112 or permission of the divisional chairman.

5 credits
HIM 220 - Health Statistics
Introduces the student to basic statistical principles and calculations as applied in the health care environment, procedures for collection and reporting vital statistics, and basic quality control basics.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HIM 225 - Quality Assurance in Health Care
Prepares medical care evaluation techniques, utilization review activities, peer review organization requirements, and risk management.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 226 - Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation
Presents the legal requirements associated with health record documentation. Emphasizes the policies and procedures concerning the protection of the confidentiality of patient's health records.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 228 - Accreditation Standards in Health Information Technology
Focuses on health standards and accrediting procedures required by health agencies with emphasis on the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
HIM 229 - Performance Improvement in Health Care Settings
Focuses on concepts of facility wide performance improvement, resource management and risk management. Applies tools for data collection and analysis.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 230 - Information Systems and Technology in Health Care
Explores computer technology and system application in health care. Introduces the information systems life cycle.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 231 - Health Record Applications I
Uses an integrated approach to practicing health record skills in a simulated clinical environment. Emphasizes the use of the microcomputer in accomplishing problem-solving tasks. Part I of II.
Laboratory 6 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 232 - Health Record Applications II
Continues utilizing an integrated approach to practicing health record skills in a simulated clinical environment. Emphasizes the use of the microcomputer in accomplishing problem-solving tasks. Part II of II.
Laboratory 6 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 233 - Electronic Health Records Management
Studies new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). Covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. Explores implementation of the EHR including infrastructure required, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various health care settings. Discusses legal issues created by implementation of the EHR. Prerequisites: HIM 130 and HIM 230.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 249 - Supervision and Management Practices
Introduces supervision and management principles with emphasis on the application of these principles in the health information setting.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 250 - Health Data Classification Systems I
Focuses on the current classification systems used in the healthcare industry. Introduces the professional standards for coding and reporting of inpatient/outpatient diagnostic codes as well as inpatient procedures. Utilizes standards in identifying and accurately assigning codes to diseases and procedures as they relate to statistical research and healthcare financing.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
HIM 251 - Clinical Practice I
Prepares the Health Information Technology Student to perform all functions commonly allocated to health record services. Gives practice in various settings under the supervision of a clinical practice supervisor. Part I of II.
Laboratory 6 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 252 - Clinical Practice II
Prepares the Health Information Technology student to perform all functions commonly allocated to health record services. gives practice in various settings under the supervision of a clinical practice supervisor.
Clinical practice 6 hours per week.
3 credits
HIM 253 - Health Records Coding
Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-5 credits
HIM 254 - Advanced Coding and Reimbursement
Focuses on the applications and evaluation of advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual healthcare data; while examining the components of DRGs, APCs and APGs and other prospective payment in the healthcare environment. Utilizes current coding standards in identifying payment methodologies, revenue cycle management and reimbursement.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
HIM 255 - Health Data Classification Systems II: CPT
Focuses on procedure classification using CPT. This system is currently utilized for collecting health data for the purposes of statistical research and financial reporting. Prerequisite: HIT 110 and HIT 111 or HIM 110 and HIM 111 plus either BIO 141 and BIO 142 or NAS 150 or permission of instructor.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HIM 256 - Clinical Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies
Integrates and applies knowledge with hands-on skill practice in coding. Reinforces reimbursement for CPT coding system, guidelines for out-patient/ambulatory surgery coding, and prospective payment systems and their integration with ICD coding. Promotes critical thinking related to coding quality, fraud, and abuse.
Credits - 5. Lecture - 2 hours per week. Laboratory - 6 hours per week. Total Contact - 8 hours per week.
None
5 credits
HIM 260 - Pharmacology for Health Information Technology
Emphasizes general pharmacology for Health Information professionals; covers general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agents within each class, and routine mathematical calculation needed to determine desired dosages.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HIM 265 - Facility Based Medical Coding

3 credits
HIM 280 - HIM Capstone
Integrates and applies knowledge and skills learned in prior HIM courses, focusing on those required to prepare for national certification in American Health Information Management Association's Domains, Sub-domains and Tasks. Includes a capstone project in which students apply principles of good practice in health information management.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit
1 credits
HIM 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 293 - Studies
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office.Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIM 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits