The online Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology equips students with the various skills and knowledge that is necessary to enable them to integrate computer-based technology with concepts of the health care system. The curriculum aims to help students learn the practical applications of various health information functions, including health care collection and abstraction, enhanced coding, maintenance, monitoring, retrieval, and reporting and medical records. Courses include Medical Terminology, Pathology with Pharmacology, Medical Ethics and Law, Intro to Computers, Intro to Health Information Management, CPT Coding, Records Management, Healthcare Data Content and Structure, Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement, and Medical Office Procedures.
Online degree programs may be completed by taking a combination of classes through Kirtland Community College and Michigan College Online (MCO), allowing students to get their degree completely online from Kirtland Community College. Courses taken through MCO cost $270/contact hour for in-state students and $350/contact hour for out-of-state students.
- High school graduate or equivalent
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission