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1 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS Associate of Applied Science Degree/Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree/Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate/Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate/Medical Transcription San Juan College offers four programs designed to meet the increasing demands for well educated and professionally trained Health Information Technicians in health care agencies such as managed care organizations, ambulatory clinics, hospitals, physician and dental practices, long term care facilities, cancer centers, State Health Departments, and other organizations concerned with health information such as large insurance agencies and medical and pharmaceutical research centers. These are one, two or three year programs, depending on full or part-time status, and are selective majors. Specific requirements must be met in order to declare HIT, MAA, MCB, or MT majors. All HITP courses are offered on-line for distance education purposes and the entire curriculum required to earn the AAS degree in Health Information Technology is available on the internet using WebCT. Therefore, the San Juan College HIT Program is available to any qualified candidate who has access to the Internet. Some HITP courses may be offered only once a year; therefore, advisement for sequencing is important. Admission to the programs is on a first-qualified, first-served basis. Acceptance to the College is granted to most applicants and does not constitute nor guarantee admission to the Health Information Programs. Final approval to enroll in the programs is granted by the Director of Health Information Technology Programs. Enrollment is limited. Taking courses that apply to the HIT curriculums does not guarantee acceptance to the programs. To be eligible the applicant must have: High school or college minimum GPA of College GPA is based on a minimum of 12 non-remedial credits and completed the SJC Accuplacer tests if fewer than 18 college credits have been earned, or if deemed necessary by advisor. APPLICATION PROCEDURE The Program Applications are done through the Health Information Technology Office located in the San Juan College 30th Street Center Annex. You may arrange for an interview with the Director of Health Information Technologies by phoning: Program Entry: 1. Obtain the appropriate entry application for your chosen course of study from the HIT Office. 2. Complete the enrollment process at San Juan College Admissions and Records: a. Declare HIT, MAA, MTRN, or MCB as your major b. Submit the General Information Form c. Request official transcripts from each school that you will use for transfer credits d. Request evaluation of all non-san Juan College transcripts e. Take the Accuplacer tests if required 3. Submit the completed application materials to the HIT Department: Formal program entry application Accuplacer placement test scores and/or transcripts documenting equivalent credit Documentation of all prerequisites completed or in progress. Advanced Level Program Continuation: As part of the mandatory academic advisement session held during the first semester of 100 Level HITP and MTRN courses, progress in the program will be reviewed. If in good standing, the intent to continue as a degree or certificate student will be documented in the Program student file. If necessary, any developmental/remedial work required before advancement will also be documented. 80 CAREER PROGRAMS San Juan College

2 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Associate of Applied Science Degree The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association. Upon graduation, students are eligible to write the national certification exam; successful candidates earn the professional credential of Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). This program is available by pre-selection only. Students may enroll in general education courses prior to admission to the program. A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all HITP, PTAP, and pre-requisite courses determined by Accuplacer scores. Students must successfully complete HITP120, Introduction to Health Information Management, before being accepted into the program. There is a two-week (or 90 hour) clinical experience to be completed in the final year of the program and this may necessitate travel out of the Farmington area. The program is designed for those students working full-time, day jobs, therefore requiring six semesters and two summer sessions to complete the course work on a part-time basis. A two-year course rotation is also available for those students wanting full-time status. All HITP courses must be taken in the following sequence. ENGL 111 Freshman Composition or ENGL credits COSC 125 Business Microcomputer Applications 3 credits HITP 110 Medical Terminology 3 credits Total 9 credits BIOL 112 Human Body Structures and Functions 4 credits HITP 120 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3 credits ENGL 218 Advanced Technical Composition 3 credits Total 10 credits 1st Summer Session MATH 114 Mathematics for Health Careers OR MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra and Applications 3 credits SPCH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits Total 6 credits 3rd Semester HITP 185 The Computerized Medical Office 3 credits Elective (HITP 125 is highly recommended) 3 credits HITP 150 Legal and Ethical Issues in HIM 3 credits HITP 160 Pharmacology and Laboratory Procedures 3 credits Total 12 credits 4th Semester HITP 170 Physician Coding (CPT-4) 3 credits HITP 240 Health Data Analysis and Quality Assessment 4 credits PTAP 130 Pathophysiology for Allied Health Students 3 credits Total 10 credits 2nd Summer Session PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits 5th Semester HITP 200 Coding Classification Systems I 3 credits HITP 230 Reimbursement Methodologies 3 credits Total 6 credits Catalog CAREER PROGRAMS 81

3 6th Semester HITP 210 Coding Classification Systems II 3 credits HITP 260 Professional Practice Experience (90 Hrs) 2 credits HITP 286 Effective Healthcare Supervision 3 credits HITP 270 HIT Seminar 1 credit Total 9 credits Three (3) credits of an ELECTIVE are required. We highly recommend HITP 125, Introduction to Medical Practice Management. Total Credits 65 credits 82 CAREER PROGRAMS San Juan College

4 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Associate of Applied Science Degree The Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) curriculum is designed for the person who wants to specialize in the supervision or management aspects of a medical practice.the administrative assistant runs the day-to-day operation of a medical office. In a small office, the assistant would be responsible for maintaining patient records and scheduling appointments. Most MAAs are employed in larger physician offices or by group practices. The MAA serves as the office manager and hires and supervises other employees. This program is available by pre-selection only but students may enroll in general education courses prior to admission to the program. A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all listed courses and any prerequisite courses determined necessary by Accuplacer scores. AOAP 116 Business English 3 credits AOAP 210 Word Processing 3 credits COSC 125 Business Microcomputer Applications 3 credits HITP 110 Medical Terminology 3 credits HITP 125 Intro to Medical Practice Management 3 credits Total 15 credits AOAP 125 Human Relations 3 credits ENGL 118 Technical Composition 3 credits BIOL 112 Human Body Structures and Functions 4 credits ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits Total 14 credits 1st Summer Session MATH 114 Mathematics for Health Careers OR MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra and Applications 3 credits SPCH 111 Interpersonal Communications 3 credits Total 6 credits 3rd Semester HITP 160 Pharmacology and Laboratory Procedures 3 credits HITP 170 Physician Coding (CPT-4) 3 credits PTAP 130 Pathophysiology for Allied Health Students 3 credits HITP 185 Computerized Medical Office 3 credits HITP 150 Legal Issues in HIM 3 credits Total 15 credits 4th Semester ENGL 218 Advanced Technical Composition 3 credits HITP 230 Reimbursement Methodologies 3 credits HITP 200 Coding Classification Systems I 3 credits HITP 286 Effective Healthcare Supervision 3 credits HITP 260 Professional Practice Experience (90 hours) 2 credits Total 14 credits Total Credits 64 credits Catalog CAREER PROGRAMS 83

5 MEDICAL INSURANCE CODER/BILLER Certificate Program Offered Entirely On-Line or On-Campus This certificate program (32 credit hours) is aimed at students seeking entry-level employment skills in the health insurance area. All Medical Insurance Coder/Biller courses are offered on-line for distance education purposes and the entire curriculum required to learn the certificate is available on the Internet using WebCT. The skills necessary for success in this field include an attention to detail, knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease process, good communication skills, computer and keyboarding skills, diagnostic coding, and basic medical office skills. Physician practices, hospitals, and medical billing companies have a need to hire individuals with knowledge of diagnostic and disease coding and exposure to current billing practices. Facilities are looking for individuals familiar with ICD-9-CM and Accuplacer-4 coding, and insurance-form preparation either on paper or electronically submitted. The skills included in this certificate program are the skills they would require. The Medical Coder/Biller certificate program is an entry-level course of study and has been designed to blend into higher degree programs on the SJC campus such as the associate degree programs in Health Information Technology and Medical Office Assistant Program. The inverted curriculum allows the student to immediately obtain practical, job-ready skills in the billing area where jobs are available, while the student continues to pursue a higher-level degree. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all required pre-requisite and technical program courses. The program will take four semesters to complete for a student attending part-time. All courses must be taken in the following sequence and students must be accepted into the program in order to register for these courses. To make an advising appointment or speak to the program director, call during regular office hours. HITP 110 Medical Terminology 3 credits BIOL 112 Human Body, Structure and Function 4 credits HITP 125 Intro to Medical Practice Management 3 credits Total 10 credits PTAP 130 Pathophysiology for Allied Health Students 3 credits HITP 160 Pharmacology and Laboratory Procedures 3 credits HITP 170 Physician Coding (CPT-4) 3 credits Total 9 credits 3rd Semester HITP 185 Computerized Medical Office 3 credits HITP 200 Coding Classification Systems I 3 credits Total 6 credits 4th Semester HITP 210 Coding Classification Systems II 3 credits HITP 230 Reimbursement Methodologies 3 credits HITP 260 Professional Practice Experience 2 credits Total Total Credits 8 credits 33 credits 84 CAREER PROGRAMS San Juan College

6 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST Certificate Program Entirely On-line Interactive Courses The Medical Transcriptionist (MT) curriculum is designed for the person who wishes to gain the knowledge and skills necessary in transcribing digital medical dictation using the latest transcribing equipment and/or adaptations. Medical transcription is a medical language specialty. A high level of fluency in the English language is required in order to interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals. Medical transcriptionists work in hospitals, clinics, physician practices, and transcription services. Many work in their homes as independent contractors and home-based employees. Characteristics for success in this field include excellent English language skills as well as a strong interest in the medical language. You must have good hearing acuity and listening ability combined with reasonable keyboard skills. This program is Internet based and all content is on-line except for reference materials. This program is designed to be completed in one year and requires approximately 450 clock hours, with its content divided into two semesters. Students may choose to complete their course work on campus in the HHPC computer lab or entirely off campus; no classroom attendance is required. Experienced senior transcriptionists will be available to answer questions and interact with students from any location. The only prerequisites are the ability to type 50 corrected words per minute and a score of 86 or above on the Accuplacer English test. The program must be completed with an overall grade of 85% in order to receive certification. MTRN 110 Introduction to Medical Transcription 3 credits MTRN 120 Medical Terminology 3 credits MTRN 130 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Med Tran 3 credits MTRN 140 Disease Processes 2 credits MTRN 150 Applications and Pronunciations 3 credits Total 14 credits MTRN 200 Medical Specialties and Editing 3 credits MTRN 220 Beginning Transcription 3 credits MTRN 230 Intermediate Transcription 4 credits MTRN 240 Advanced Transcription 4 credits MTRN 250 Shortcuts and Efficiencies 2 credits Total 16 credits Total Credits 30 credits Catalog CAREER PROGRAMS 85

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