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  Jan 18, 2018
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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See program requirement sheet. 

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 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.

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  (44 credits) or Business Information Technology - Medical Billing Specialist Certificate  (44 credits) AND general education 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.

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

PGM Code –529T, 529U
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

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. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (19 credits):

Communication Skills (10 credits)

Computation/Quantitative Skills (4 credits minimum)

Group Interaction/Human Relations Skills (5 credits)

II. Program Requirements (to complete 90 credits):

Required courses (10 credits)


HIV/AIDS and CPR Certification


*Required courses for the Medical Billing Specialist Associate of Technical Arts degree.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • Communicate medical information effectively using a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
  • Analyze information and make decisions that support the organization’s mission.
  • Recognize professional values and exhibit professional behavior in the work environment. Apply legal, ethical, and confidentiality concepts in the work environment.

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