Curriculum

Material on this page reflects new curriculum that does not appear in the current college catalog. The newest version of the catalog will be available online by March of each year. The college reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.

Medical Office Essentials Credit Diploma

  Course Title Credits
  ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition  3
  HIT 1500 Introduction to Heath Care Careers and Workplace Preparedness  4
  HIT 1510 Computer Software for Medical Office Professionals  4
  HIT 1550 Medical Office Procedural Skills  3
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
      Semester Credits 16


Total Credits: 16

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
Acceptance into the program is required prior to course registration. Prospective students interested in the program may contact the program director for details about the program admission process and timeline. Additional information is also available on the program website at lccc.wy.edu/programs/healthinformationtechnology.

Medical Claims Coding Associate Credit Certificate

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
  HIT 1500 Introduction to Health Care Careers and Workplace Preparedness 4
  HIT 1510 Computer Software for Medical Office Professionals 4
  HIT 1550 Medical Office Procedural Skills 3
GenEd: CS   Choose from approved College Seminar courses. 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 1210 Human Body Systems 3
  HIT 1600* Introduction to Health Information 2
  MEDC 1700* Reimbursement Methodologies 3
  MEDC 1500* Basic Diagnostic Coding 3
  MEDC 1750* Disease Processes in Coding 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
      Semester Credits 17

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  MEDC 1550* Advanced Diagnostic Coding 2
  MEDC 1600* Basic CPT Coding 3
  MEDC 1650* Advanced CPT Coding 2
  MEDC 1970 Professional Practice Experience (Coding) 2
GenEd: QR MATH 1010+ Problem Solving 3
  OR HIGHER    
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
  OR    
  CO/M 1015* Foundations of Communication 3
      Semester Credits 15

Total Credits: 48

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.
Other Information

The Health Information Technology and Management program is a fully online program with an online lab component. Acceptance into the program is required prior to course registration. Prospective students interested in the program may contact the program director for details about the program admission process and timeline. Additional information is also available on the program website at lccc.wy.edu/programs/healthinformationtechnology.

Associate of Applied Science

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  HIT 1500 Introduction to Health Care Careers and Workplace Preparedness 4
  HIT 1510 Computer Software for Medical Office Professionals 4
  HIT 1550 Medical Office Procedural Skills 3
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
GenEd: CS   Choose from approved College Seminar courses. 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  HIT 1500 Introduction to Health Care Careers and Workplace Preparedness 4
  HLTK 1210 Human Body Systems 3
  HIT 1600* Introduction to Health Information 2
  MEDC 1500* Basic Diagnostic Coding 3
  MEDC 1700* Reimbursement Methodologies 3
  MEDC 1750* Disease Processes in Coding 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
      Semester Credits 17

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  HIT 1500 Introduction to Health Care Careers and Workplace Preparedness 4
  HLTK 1210 Human Body Systems 3
  MEDC 1550* Advanced Diagnostic Coding 2
  MEDC 1600* Basic CPT Coding 3
  MEDC 1650* Advanced CPT Coding 2
  MEDC 1970 Professional Practice Experience (Coding) 2
GenEd: QR MATH 1010+ Problem Solving 3
  OR HIGHER    
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010*^ Public Speaking 3
  OR    
GenEd: CV CO/M 1015*^ Foundations of Communication 3
  OR    
  CO/M 1030*^ Interpersonal Communication 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  HIT 1500 Introduction to Health Care Careers and Workplace Preparedness 4
  HLTK 1210 Human Body Systems 3
  MEDC 1550* Advanced Diagnostic Coding 2
  HIT 2500* Health Data Management 2
  HIT 2550* Health Care Quality and Performance Improvement 2
  HIT 2600* Health Information Application Skills 3
  HIT 2970* Professional Practice Experience (HIM) 2
  MGT 2100 Principles of Management 3
GenEd: WY   Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses. 3
      Semester Credits 15

Total Credits: 63

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
CO/M 1030 completed prior to or during the 2015-2016 academic year will satisfy the CV requirement for AAS degrees only for programs started during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year (catalog), CO/M 1030 will no longer satisfy the CV requirement for any degree.

Other Information
The Health Information Technology and Management program is a fully online program with an online lab component. Acceptance into the program is required prior to course registration. Prospective students interested in the program may contact the program director for details about the program admission process and timeline. Additional information is also available on the program website at lccc.wy.edu/programs/healthinformationtechnology.

Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks
All allied health students are required to submit a pre-clinical urine drug screen according to the policy of the Allied Health Programs at LCCC. The drug screen is completed at the student’s expense and must be paid for at the time of application. In addition to drug screening, for the safety of patients and health care workers, allied health workers must also undergo a background check performed at the student’s expense. Acceptance into the program is conditional based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and drug screen. The student’s acceptance will not be final until LCCC has received background check information from the reporting agencies, and the background check is clear of disqualifying offenses. Instructions for completion will be provided once a student is accepted into the program. Testing positive on the drug screening or evidence of tampering with a specimen will disqualify a student from participation in the program. Certain criminal activity, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from program participation. See school policy at
lccc.wy.edu/academics/divisions/HSW. These circumstances may prevent acceptance into and/or continuance in the program.