Health Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science

From state-of-the-art equipment to digital record-keeping, technology is becoming increasingly critical to the health care industry. If you want to be a part of this growing trend, our partnership program may be for you! Students will attend Salem Community College for their first two semesters, then transition to Camden County College for their final two semesters. The program includes studies in the areas of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical coding and terminology, legal and ethical issues, professional practice experience and pathophysiology.

Students who successfully complete the program may pursue entry-level careers as Health Information Technicians in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, physician’s offices, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and public health departments. Although the program is not designed for transfer, some credits may be transferrable to a 4-year institution for advanced studies.

    Students who complete the Health Information Technology, Associate of Applied Sciences program may find employment in occupations such as:

    • Informatics Nurse Specialists
    • Computer User Support Specialists
    • Computer Network Support Specialists
    • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    • Medical Secretaries
    • Data Entry Keyers
    FIRST SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    BIO220Human Anatomy & Physiology I4$132.00$760.00$892.00
    CSC115Computer Applications3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HIT101Introduction to Health Information3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HSC211Medical Terminology3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $3,172.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SECOND SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    BIO221Human Anatomy & Physiology II4$132.00$760.00$892.00
    ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HSC150Pharmacology for Health Information3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    MAT201Statistics3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    GENED-ELECGeneral Education Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $3,172.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    THIRD SEMESTER (at Camden County College)
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    HIT110Health Informatics4Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT112Health Reimbursement3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT130Introduction to Ambulatory Coding3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT134Basic Pathophysiology3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT140Diagnostic & Procedural Coding I3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT150Technical Practice Experience3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT250Legal and Ethical Issues in HIT3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    Subtotal: N/A*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FOURTH SEMESTER (at Camden County College)
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    HIT202Statistical Methods for Health Information3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT215Advanced Ambulatory Coding3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT220Professional Practice Experience3Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT235Organizational Resources, QI & PI4Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    HIT240Diagnostic & Procedural Coding II4Camden FeesCamden TuitionCamden Total
    Subtotal: N/A*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    Total Program Cost to attend at Salem Community College: $6,344.00*

    * - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.
    ** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.