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Health Information Technology Advanced Certificate

Program Information:

Advanced Certificate

Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani · Phone: 410-386-8265 · Email:

The Advanced Certificate in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and /or evaluate health records. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to interpret health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and/or procedures. Students will use automated encoding tools, learn reimbursement methods and study the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Upon completion of the certificate students will be eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.


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Program Length: 24 months 
Certificate Requirements/Recommended Course Sequence
 BIOL-105  Human Biology  4 credits
 HIT-111   Medical Terminology  3 credits
 HIT-112  Healthcare Data Content and Structure  3 credits
 HIT-115  Pathophysiology and Pharmacology  4 credits
 HIT-121  Basic Diagnosis Coding  3 credits
 HIT-122  Basic Procedure Coding  3 credits
 HIT-201  Computer Applications in Healthcare  3 credits
 HIT-222  Advanced Coding Concepts  6 credits
 HIT-223  Reimbursement Methodologies  3 credits
 HIT-225  Healthcare Delivery Systems  3 credits

 Professional Practice in Health Information

 1 credit
   Total Credits   36

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: certificate awarded by Carroll Community College.

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