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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

HRIT 100
Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is a survey of how health care and public health are organized and services delivered in the United States. It also covers public policy, relevant organizations and their interrelationships, professional roles, legal and regulatory issues, and payment systems.
HRIT 102
The Culture of Health Care
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course addresses job expectations in a health care setting. It covers how care is organized inside a practice setting, privacy laws, and professional and ethical issues encountered in the workplace.
HRIT 104
Medical Terminology for Health Records IT Professionals
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of medical language. Students will learn basic terms found in the health care systems. This course is intended only for students in the HRIT program. If you are interested in other Allied Health programs, please see a counselor or someone in the appropriate department to determine which medical terminology course will meet your program's requirements.
HRIT 112
Networking and Health Information Exchange for Health Records IT Professionals
2 Units
Prerequisite: CISC 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of data mobility. Students will learn about hardware infrastructure, Internet protocols, nationwide health records information systems, and other nationwide approaches.
HRIT 132
Configuring Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
2 Units
Prerequisite: AH 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course offers a practical experience with a laboratory component, addressing approaches to assessing, selecting, and configuring EHRs to meet the specific needs of customers and end-users.
HRIT 140
Introduction to Health Records Management Information Systems
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to health records IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations.
HRIT 142
Installation and Maintenance of Health Records IT Systems
2 Units
Prerequisite: CISA 320, CISC 356, and HCIT 112 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course covers the installation and maintenance of a Health IT system, including testing prior to implementation. Introduction to principles underlying system configuration is also covered.
HRIT 144
Working with Health Records IT Systems
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
Students will work with simulated systems or real systems with simulated data. As they play the role of practitioners using these systems, they will learn what is happening under the hood. They will experience threats to security and appreciate the need for standards, high levels of usability, and how errors can occur.
HRIT 160
Professionalism and Customer Service in the Health Care Environment
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of the skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of roles that will be encountered in health care and public health settings.
HRIT 162
Training and Instructional Design in Health Records IT
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is an overview of learning management systems, instructional design software tools, teaching techniques and strategies, evaluation of learner competencies, maintenance of training records, and measurement of training program effectiveness in Health Records IT.
HRIT 164
Usability and Human Factors in Health Records IT
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course covers the discussion of rapid prototyping, user-centered design and evaluation, usability; understanding effects of new technology and workflow on downstream processes; and facilitation of a unit-wide focus group or simulation.
HRIT 180
Special Topics Course on Vendor-Specific Systems in Health Records IT
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of the most popular vendor systems, highlighting the features of each and noting the differences between the systems.
HRIT 298
Work Experience in Health Records Information Technology
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Health Records Information Technology.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.