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Health Sciences - Program of Study

Health Information Technology
Certificate (Advanced)
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division— Room HS-236 – 443-518-1560.
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Carroll Community College Degree
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 certificate, 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 licensure examinations offered by the American Health Information Management.
BIOL-106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology4
CMSY-129Principles of the Internet3
Courses Offered at Carroll Community College 
HIT-111Medical Terminology3
HIT-112Healthcare Date Content and Structure3
HIT-115Pathophysiology and Pharmacology4
HIT-121Basic Diagnostic Coding3
HIT-122Basic Procedure Coding3
HIT-201Computer Applications in Healthcare3
HIT-222Advanced Coding Concepts6
HIT-223Reimbursement Methodologies3
HIT-225Healthcare Delivery Systems3
HIT-270Professional Practice in Health Information
All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
For important information about this financial aid-eligible program that leads to gainful employment, please visit

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