Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
HIT121 Health Data Management and Delivery Systems
HIT123 Health Care Legal and Ethical Issues
BIO123 Principles of Human Structure & Function (lab)
BIO125 Medical Terminology
HIT122 Alternative Health Records & Registries
HIT124 Clinical Classification Systems I
BIO124 Human Diseases
ENG124 College Composition
MTH105 Math for Allied Health or MTH124 Statistics or MTH125 College Algebra
HIT221 Clinical Classification Systems II
HIT222 Healthcare Statistics and Research
HIT224 Quality Management in Healthcare
HIT226 Professional Practice Experience I/Seminar I
HIT232 Health Care Reimbursement Methodologies
HIT223 HIM Supervision: Concepts and Practices
HIT227 Professional Practice Experience II/ Seminar II
HIT229 Health Information Systems and Technology
HIT233 Clinical Classification Systems III
Sociology or Psychology Elective
TOTAL CREDITS 62-63
Graduates of health information management associate degree programs are known as health information technicians or Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).
Registered Health Information Technicians:
The health information management program at Stark State College is a four-semester course of study leading to an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree. A new group of students begins each year in the fall semester.
Prospective students in the health information management program must meet specific criteria as outlined in program preapplication requirements. Fulfilling the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. You must apply and be accepted into the program to take HIT courses.
Graduates of the health information management program will be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association. Individuals who pass the examination are entitled to use the designation of registered health information technician (RHIT).
Graduates of the program may pursue a bachelor’s degree in health information management (HIM) via distance learning at the University of Toledo or pursue other HIM or related bachelor degree options.
The health information management program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor may not be accepted into a health program at Stark State College; may not be able to take the licensure or certification examinations; may be refused acceptance of placement by the clinical/practicum sites; or may have restrictions placed on their ability to practice. For more information, contact the dean of student services and the applicable licensure/certification board.