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Health Information Technology: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

101 Credits

Offered through NAU's distance learning program. General education courses are offered online and at designated physical locations. Offered at Albuquerque, Albuquerque West, Austin, Austin South, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs South, Denver, Ellsworth, Garden City, Georgetown, Independence, Indianapolis, Lee’s Summit, Lewisville, Mesquite, Minnetonka, Overland Park, Rapid City, Richardson, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Watertown, Weldon Spring, Wichita, Wichita West, and Zona Rosa, and requires students to complete the Health Information Technology Core through NAU’s distance learning program.

Health Information Technology Major Core

Credit Hours

(A minimum of 25 of the following 50 credits must be earned at NAU, excluding practicum.)

HT1000D*

Introduction to Health Information Management & Health Care

4

HT2117D*

ICD Coding & Pathophysiology I with Lab

6

HT2127D*

ICD Coding & Pathophysiology II with Lab

6

HT2129D*

Advanced Coding w/ Lab

3

HT2130D

CPT Coding w/ Lab

3

HT2200D*

Health Information Management Systems

4

HT2210D*

Healthcare Data Quality & Management

4

HT2230D*

Healthcare Reimbursement

3

HT2240D*

Health Information Management & Supervision

3

HT2250D*

Medical Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals

4

HT2500D*

Health Information Technology Practicum

6

ME1150*

Medical Terminology

4

 

 

50

General Education Core (51)

Communications

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

EN1300

Composition II

4.5

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

 

13.5

Science

SC1221*

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology

6

SC1224D*

Advanced Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology

6

 

 

12

Mathematics

MA1500 or

Intermediate Algebra or

 

MA2050

College Algebra

4.5

 

4.5

Humanities

HU2000

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

 

 

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

 

4.5

General Education

CS1150/
CI1150

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

4.5

CS1600

Pathways to Academic and Professional Success

4.5

CS2080

Career Management

3

 

 

12

* Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Health Information Technology Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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