Health and Medical Administrative Services

Advisory Committee Members

Margarita "Maggie" Alvarez, Office Manager, El Milagro Clinic
Rosie (Mendiola) Balderas, RHIA, CHPE, Regional Director, South Texas Health Systems
*Monte Bivens, RHIT, Tumor Registry Manager, DHR Health Advanced Care Center
Elisa Christina Chavez, Data Entry Supervisor, Valley Care Clinics
Elizabeth Gonzales, RHIT, Director of HIM Dept., Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Itzel J. Hernandez, HIM Supervisor, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Cyndi Lara, Office Manger, Complete Family Foot Care
Beatriz A. Lopez, Human Resources Director, Shah Eye Center
Sandra Naranjo, Medical Records Director, Mission Valley Nursing
Marivel Perez, RHIT, HIM Operations Manager, South Texas Health Systems
Veronica Ramirez, RHIT, Director, HIM Dept., Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Claudia P. Tovar, Cancer Registry Specialist, DHR Health Advanced Care Center

Electronic Health Record Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems 3
HITT 2371 Current Procedural Terminology Coding CPT-4 3
HITT 1211 Health Information Systems 2
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1167 CAPSTONE: Practicum 1
 Credit Hours20
 Total Credit Hours20

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
NURA 1407
Body Systems
or Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
4
POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems 3
HITT 2371 Current Procedural Terminology Coding CPT-4 3
HITT 1211 Health Information Systems 2
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology 3
HITT 2231 Advanced Medical Terminology 2
HITT 1349 Pharmacology 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
HITT 2372 Advanced CPT Coding-CPT4 3
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1166 Coding Practicum (CAPSTONE) 1
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours38

Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HITT 1211 Health Information Systems 2
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics 1
or College Algebra
3
 Credit Hours13
Third Semester
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology 3
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems 3
HITT 2231 Advanced Medical Terminology 2
HITT 1349 Pharmacology 3
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Semester
HITT 2166 Practicum I 1
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
 Credit Hours10
Fifth Semester
HITT 2371 Current Procedural Terminology Coding CPT-4 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
Select one of the following recommended electives:
 
Introduction to Ethics  
Introduction to Logic  
Introduction to Humanities I - Western  
HITT 1255 Health Care Statistics 2
HITT 2343 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement 3
HITT 2339 Health Information Organization and Supervision 3
HITT 2167 CAPSTONE: Practicum II 1
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60