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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Associate of Applied Science


2 Years



The Health Information Technology program trains health information technicians to provide reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. The program utilizes standards established by the American Health Information Management Association to train entry-level technicians to
effectively work with health information systems, manage medical records, and code information for reimbursement and research. Students will leave the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, present, abstract, code, store and/or retrieve healthcare data for the support of departmental operations, and clinical and business decision making in healthcare or related organizations.
Employment is available in a variety of settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, consulting and law firms, skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, insurance companies, and more. In addition, graduates of associate degree programs in HIT may transfer into HIA baccalaureate degree programs, known as health information administrators. NCCC’s HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and
Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation was obtained on November 13, 2009. All courses listed on the recommended sequence of courses (or equivalent courses transferred from other institutions) are required for the completion of the program.




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Jennifer Brown



HIT Student Achievement Data



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Program Path

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I


Credit Hours

CURR 100

First Year Seminar


ALHE 105

Medical Terminology


#ALMA 145

Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health


ALHT 110

Intro to Health Information Technology


ALHT 250

Reimbursement Methodologies





(Spring) Semester II


CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications


ENGL 101

English Composition I


#ALHT 115

Math Statistics for Allied Health


*ALHT 225

International Classification of Diseases Coding


#*ALHT 190






(Fall) Semester III


ALHT 256

Healthcare Delivery Systems


ALHT 170

Electronic Health Records


ALHT 230

Current Procedural Terminology Coding


ALHT 205

Healthcare Statistics and Analysis





(Spring) Semester IV


ALHT 265

Advanced Coding and Review


ALHT 255

Prof Practice Experience in Revenue Mgmt


ALHT 260

Revenue Cycle and Billing


PSYC 155

General Psychology


ALHT 260

Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare


ALHT 221

Current Events in Healthcare





(Fall) Semester V


ALHT 215

Quality Improvement


COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication


ALHT 220

Management and Supervision


ALHT 200

Prof Practice Experience in Data Mgmt



Elective course as approved





#Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree following graduation should take BIOL 257 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture and BIOL 258 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (in place of ALMA 145). Additionally, NURS 230 Pathophysiology and ALHE Intro to Pharmacology (in place of ALHT 190 Pathopharmacology) and MATH 143 Elementary Statistics (in place of ALHT 115) can be taken for transferability to other programs.

*BIOL 257 and BIOL 258, or ALMA 145, are pre-requisites for ALHT 190, NURS 230, and ALHT 225. Note: MATH 143 Elem Stats has a pre-requisite of MATH 112, or equivalent/higher credit, or placement.

                      Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Credits


 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.



How to Enroll in This Program
HIT Application and Immunization Forms
HIT Program Handbook & Program Information
HIT Brochure

Additional Information

Financial Aid Facts
AHIMA Student Recruitment
Charter Oak State College Brochure
College of St. Scholastica Transfer Guide
Franklin University Transfer Guide
University of Cincinnati Transfer Articulation Agreement and Transfer Degree Map
USM Brochure
University of St. Mary Bachelor Transfer Guide - 2019
WGU Block Transfer Guide

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply principles of information governance, data content and structure.
  2. Identify information protection standards with regard to privacy and security pricinciples, access, and disclosure.
  3. Identify the principles of data analytics and data use.
  4. Evaluate the principles of revenue management and reimbursement.
  5. Comply with established legal and ethical standards of health information practice and compliance.
  6. Integrate principles of leadership in the health information field.


The HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT accreditor of Neosho County Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for ASSOCIATE degree in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at