Health Information Technology

Course Descriptions
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2018)

EHIT 1001 - Introduction to Health Information Technology 15 Hours
Introduction to Health Information Technology will present the program orientation and students will explore various program emphases. This course will prepare students to pass the HIPAA certification. The course will also cover emergency procedures and infection control in the healthcare office and introduce various job opportunities available in Health Information Technology.  
BTEC 1030 - Operating Systems and Email Applications 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. They will learn how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. Students will learn to use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, students will learn how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.  
BTEC 1031 - Word Processing Fundamentals 30 Hours
Students will learn to create, format, and save documents. They will also learn to use the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.  
BTEC 1023 - Business Calculations 60 Hours
This course prepares students to perform basic business math calculations using the touch method on the 10-key calculator and a spreadsheet application.  These calculations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, fractions, and combining operations.  Attention will be given to speed and accuracy on the 10-key and basic spreadsheet formulas.  
BTEC 1510 - Business English 90 Hours
This course will focus on business English essentials, including writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
EHIT 1120 - Medical Terminology 90 Hours
This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and define medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.  
EHIT 1130 - Medical Law and Ethics 60 Hours
This course provides the student exposure to the legal and ethical issues that affect the healthcare setting, including guidelines, requirements, risk management, and application of HIPPA regulations.  
EHIT 1250 - Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals 30 Hours
This course will provide the student with the basic principles of psychology required in a healthcare environment including the identification of developmental stages of the life cycle, hereditary, cultural and environmental influences on behavior and mental health issues.  
EHIT 1200 - Medical Office Administrative Procedures I 90 Hours
This course is designed to teach students the basic skills required to perform clerical functions efficiently in a medical office setting.  
EHIT 1210 - Medical Office Administrative Procedures II 30 Hours
In this course, the student will be introduced to administrative procedures including: chart management, basic pharmacology, and emergency procedures in the medical office.  
EHIT 1140 - Body Structures and Functions 120 Hours
Students in this course will be introduced to the basic structure and function of the human body. They will develop a basic understanding of organs and organ systems and be introduced to the pathophysiological changes that can disrupt normal homeostasis. The course will guide the student along a journey of understanding on how the human body operates on a daily basis and how anatomy applies to the medical record. This course gives the student an overview of microbiology, infection control and universal precautions. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.  
EHIT 1221 - Medical Insurance Billing and Coding 120 Hours
This course is designed to instruct the medical office student in the basic skills necessary to process insurance claims, apply managed care and third party policies and procedures, obtain referrals and pre-certifications and perform procedural and diagnostic coding.  
EHIT 1400 - Electronic Health Records 60 Hours
This course is organized to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR).  
EHIT 1416 - Comparative Health Information Management 90 Hours
This course will prepare students for their role in the Health Informatics industry. Following ONC Guidelines, students will gain an understanding of the different health care delivery systems and the technology that is driving the profession as well as the health information management profession and health management organization. There is strong focus on Meaningful Use, HITECH, ARRA, HIE rules, regulations and legislation. Concentration will be focused on how to use technology to acquire and process health care data and records.  
EHIT 1120 - Medical Terminology 90 Hours
This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and define medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.  
EHIT 1156 - Medical Office Records and Pharmacology 15 Hours
Medical Office Records examines administrative procedures, including chart management and basic pharmacology in the medical office.  
EHIT 1140 - Body Structures and Functions 120 Hours
Students in this course will be introduced to the basic structure and function of the human body. They will develop a basic understanding of organs and organ systems and be introduced to the pathophysiological changes that can disrupt normal homeostasis. The course will guide the student along a journey of understanding on how the human body operates on a daily basis and how anatomy applies to the medical record. This course gives the student an overview of microbiology, infection control and universal precautions. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.  
EHIT 1221 - Medical Insurance Billing and Coding 120 Hours
This course is designed to instruct the medical office student in the basic skills necessary to process insurance claims, apply managed care and third party policies and procedures, obtain referrals and pre-certifications and perform procedural and diagnostic coding.  
EHIT 1400 - Electronic Health Records 60 Hours
This course is organized to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR).  
EHIT 1501 - Diagnostic Coding I 60 Hours
This course is designed to provide the student experience in locating and documenting the patient diagnosis. For a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided, a properly coded claim must be submitted that links ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes. The student needs to know the procedure for appropriately assigning codes and reporting codes and reimbursement policies.  
EHIT 1520 - Evaluation and Management (E/M) Auditing 30 Hours
This course provides the student experience in locating and documenting the patient diagnosis and E/M (Evaluation and Management) codes to case studies. For a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided, a properly coded claim must be submitted that links the ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes. The student needs to know the procedure for appropriately and accurately assigning the Evaluation and Management and ICD-10 codes to patient records.  
EHIT 1510 - Procedural Coding 90 Hours
This course provides students with the experience in locating and documenting the patient diagnosis. Students will learn the necessities for a health care provider to be reimbursed for services provided, and how a properly coded claim must be submitted that links the ICD-10-CM codes with the CPT Codes. Students will cover procedures for appropriately assigning codes, reporting codes and the understanding the reimbursement policies.  
EHIT 1601 - Advanced Medical Coding I and Auditing - CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS 90 Hours
In this course, students will further increase their coding speed and accuracy through case studies to code, document, and validate professional services. Students will learn to locate the diagnosis and procedures codes for a patient.  
EHIT 1611 - Advanced Coding Simulations and Certification Test Review - CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS 15 Hours
This course gives the student additional hands-on coding scenarios that simulate actual coding in a medical office and prepare you take and pass the AAPC National Coding Test.  
DENA 1010 - Dental Terminology 30 Hours
This course introduces the student to dental terminology that will be used throughout the program and will help students learn the correct pronunciation and proper application of each term as it relates to specific dental procedures. It will also provide the student with the skills necessary to interpret and understand dental terminology, in order to be successful in the dental setting.  
EHIT 1020 - Dental Law and Ethics 30 Hours
This course provides the student exposure to the legal and ethical issues that impact the dental office. Students will be required to understand and demonstrate proper ethics etiquette and protocol within a dental setting. They will understand HIPAA regulations and take a test to receive their HIPAA certificate. In addition, students will learn about the Dental Practice Act and be able to navigate the Department of Public Licensing (DOPL) website.  
EHIT 1250 - Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals 30 Hours
This course will provide the student with the basic principles of psychology required in a healthcare environment including the identification of developmental stages of the life cycle, hereditary, cultural and environmental influences on behavior and mental health issues.  
DENA 1100 - Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Assistants 30 Hours
Students in this course are provided an overview of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the head and neck. Students will learn and be familiar with the terminology of body systems as they relate to the head and neck. Students will be able to identify and label specific anatomy of the head and neck.  
DENA 1040 - Dental Assisting Clinical Procedures I 30 Hours
This course discusses dental assisting as a profession and the individuals filling the many roles in a dental practice, along with exploring the many specialties found within dentistry. The student will study the prenatal development and composition and structure of the oral cavity as well as terms associated with the teeth.  
DENA 1065 - Dental Assisting Clinical Lab II 60 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic disease concepts and infection control measures as per OSHA regulations. This course describes microbiology and pathology related to disease transmission. Students will learn the importance and application of MSDS sheets in the classroom and dental office. Students will be required to demonstrate safety competency through written testing of safety rules for the dental treatment and sterilization areas. Students will learn exposure control and aseptic procedures.  
DENA 1110 - Overview of Dental Assisting 60 Hours
Students in this course are provided with an introduction to dental administration and assisting in the professional dentistry field, as well as the different professional dental industry specialties.  
EHIT 2070 - Dental Office Management 60 Hours
Students in this course learn the basic skills needed to perform administrative functions efficiently in a dental setting. Students will also learn the basic skills necessary to perform patient management, appointment and recall management, inventory control, and written communications.  
EHIT 2082 - Dental Insurance and Medical Cross Coding 60 Hours
Dental Insurance and Medical Cross Coding helps students develop the basic skills necessary to perform proper insurance coding and billing procedures, including manual and electronic procedures. In this course, students will be introduced to medical-dental cross coding procedures, as well as ICD-10-CM, CPT, CDT, HCPCS and SNO-DDS Coding Systems.  
EHIT 1800 - Dental Records 90 Hours
Students in this course learn to manage dental records through manual and electronic procedures. Students learn bookkeeping and financial functions, technology used in the dental office, electronic communications, telecommunications, and electronic dental records management and storage.  
EHIT 1711 - Dental Information Management 60 Hours
This course will prepare students for their role in Dental Office Management. Students will gain an understanding of managing the dental practice. Students will learn infection control and emergency management, marketing practices, dental office technology, electronic, oral and written communications, as well as electronic dental records management and storage. Concentration will be focused on how to use technology to acquire and process health care data and records.  
DENA 2060 - Dental Radiology 90 Hours
This course meets the Utah State Dental Board requirement for non-licensed personnel x-ray certification and discusses methods to protect the patient and operator from the harmful effects of exposure to radiation. Students will learn the correct methods to expose, process, mount and store patient radiographs.  
EHIT 1720 - Dental Office Site Observation 60 Hours
The Dental Office Observation experience helps students transition into a professional role by allowing students to demonstrate their administrative and clinical procedure knowledge, skills, and professional attributes while working in a professional dental office. This culminating experience takes place under the supervision of a dentist and includes skills practice and evaluations. The DATC Dental Office Instructor will visit the dental office to evaluate your progress and performance. All program course work must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.  
EHIT 2200 - Health Information Technology Externship 90 Hours
This course is comprehensive and integrates student coding knowledge and skills. Students will apply decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a workplace environment. This may be completed as part of an internship or externship.  
BTEC 1005 - Keyboarding I 30 Hours
This course provides an introduction to the computer keyboard and is designed to help the student develop proper keyboarding techniques, with an emphasis on increasing keyboarding speed and accuracy to a minimum job-market level of 40 wpm. Students will be given intensive skill building practice using drills and timed writings.  
BTEC 1032 - Spreadsheet Fundamentals 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.  
BTEC 1134 - Word Processing Applications I (MS Word 2016) 90 Hours
This course focuses on basic word processing features used in creating and managing business documents in Word 2016. You will create new documents, as well as modify existing documents. You will practice formatting text, paragraphs, and sections to create professional business documents. You will learn how to enhance those documents by inserting and customizing visual elements, such as, tables, lists, shapes, SmartArt graphics, and images. You will also use the reference options to organize and improve readability with endnotes, footnotes, citations, and captions. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for Word 2016.  
BTEC 1144 - Spreadsheet Applications I (MS Excel 2016) 90 Hours
This course introduces basic spreadsheet functions and applications using Microsoft Excel 2016. Students will learn to create, format, and manage worksheets and charts. They will also learn how to work with data and use formulas, functions, analysis tools, and management techniques. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for Excel 2016.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
MATH 1000 - Math I 60 Hours
Students apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.