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College of Health Sciences

Associate in Science

Health Sciences: Health Information Technology Focus

HSA-HIT-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2016 (515)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2016 (515), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Sheila Newberry, Program Director, 727-341-3623

Program Summary

Completion of the following program of study will result in an Associate in Science Degree in Health Sciences. The specialized focus in Health Information Technology refers only to the general education and support coursework and does not equate to earning a degree in Health Information Technology. You can view the program of study for the Associate in Science in Health Information Technology program here.

A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1351070101: Health/Health Care Administration

Federal CIP Code

51.0701: Health/Health Care Administration/Management.


AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 13 credits

3
Complete 3 credits POS, PSY or SYG prefix.
1
Computer Applications 2
3
Studies in Applied Ethics 3
3
4
Any Natural Science course and lab: AST, BCH, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, OCB, OCE, PCB, PSC, PHY or ZOO prefix

SUPPORT COURSES: Anatomy & Physiology/Chemistry
Complete 8 credits

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology
4
Introductory Chemistry
3
Introductory Chemistry Lab
1
<B> *** OR *** </B>
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
3
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
1
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
3
Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 27 credits

Financial Accounting
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
Health Law Concepts and Practices
2
Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement Systems
2
Quality and Performance Improvement
2
Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems
2
Healthcare Delivery Systems
3
Current Issues in Health
2
Interprofessional Team Based Health Care
2
Health Services Management Concepts
2
General Pharmacology for Health Professionals
1
Medical Terminology I
2
Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice
1

1 Completion of this course satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science General Education requirement for an AS degree. Equivalent courses (i.e. Honors, IDS) may also be an option.
2 Completion of this course satisfies the Computer Competency General Education requirement for an AS degree. Equivalent courses (i.e. Honors, IDS) may also be an option.
3 Completion of this course satisfies the Ethics General Education requirement for an AS degree. Equivalent courses (i.e. Honors, IDS) may also be an option.

60
Total Credits