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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Medical Information Technology Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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PGM Code – 529V  

Program Description The Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Medical Information Technology is a program for students who completed a Business Information Technology - Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate  or Business Information Technology - Medical Information Technology - Medical Billing Specialist Certificate . This degree consists of a combination of medical knowledge, and business and computer applications designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a coder/technician or manager/supervisor in a medical clinic, hospital, ambulatory health care facility, skilled nursing facility, state or federal health agency, law and insurance firms, pharmaceutical companies, and medical product vendors.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The ATA Degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits consisting of a selected Certificate in Business Information Technology - Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate  (50 credits) or Business Information Technology - Medical Billing Specialist Certificate  (71 credits) AND program requirements as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Teri Odegard | todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer | kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242

Department website
Business Information Technology | www.edcc.edu/bstec

Advising Note


This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Medical Information Technology Degree (90 credits)


To earn the Medical Information Technology degree, in addition to completing the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate  OR the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate , students will complete:

I. Program Requirements


Program Requirements Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Apply medical concepts and terminology to assigned tasks.
  • Apply legal, ethical, and confidentiality concepts.
  • List professional values and exhibit professional behavior in a work environment.

Program Electives Learning Outcome


Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcome from Program Elective courses:

Demonstrate a breadth or depth of knowledge and skill, according to the students’ independent selection of degree elective courses or according to the program’s specialized areas of focus.

Additional Note


*Required courses for the Medical Billing Specialist focus.

Signatures


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Adviser’s Signature and Date

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Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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