Health Information Management Technology - HI13 Degree
Program Description: The Health Information Technology degree program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to legal accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Additional Program Requirements:
- Physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.
- Students registering for this program on the Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, or Cook campuses will be required to attend the Valdosta Campus to complete some course requirements.
The Health Information Management Technology program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Education (CAHIIM). Upon graduation from a CAHIIM accredited HIT program, students will be eligible to sit for the RHIT a national examination through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The last Annual Program Assessment was approved July 30, 2020.
- 80% of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College HIMT graduates pass the RHIT certification exam on the first attempt. Pass rate for first time test takers for 2018-2019 is 100%
- For Academic Year 2018 the HIMT Degree program had 83.8% Graduation Rate.
- For Academic Year 2018 the HIMT Degree program had a 16% attrition rate.
|General Core Courses||15|
|Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours)||3|
|ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 3 Hours||3|
|Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Complete 3 Hours||3|
|MATH 1111 College Algebra||3|
|Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours||3|
|General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours||3|
|BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1|
|BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1|
|MAST 1120 Human Diseases||3|
|HIMT 1100 Introduction to Health Information Technology||3|
|HIMT 1150 Computer Applications in Healthcare||3|
|HIMT 1200 Legal Aspects of Healthcare||3|
|HIMT 1250 Health Record Content and Structure||2|
|HIMT 1350 Pharmacotherapy||2|
|HIMT 1400 Coding and Classification - ICD Basic||4|
|HIMT 1410 Coding and Classification -ICD Advanced||3|
|HIMT 2150 Healthcare Statistics||3|
|HIMT 2200 Performance Improvement||3|
|HIMT 2300 Healthcare Management||3|
|HIMT 2400 Coding and Classification - CPT/HCPCS||3|
|HIMT 2410 Revenue Cycle Management||3|
|HIMT 2460 Health Information Technology Practicum||3|
|ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the WGTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. If for any reason a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.