2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic 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 healthcare 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 program requirements and electives as outlined based on your certificate choice AND an earned certificate in either Business Information Technology - Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate  (40 credits) or Business Information Technology - Medical Billing Specialist Certificate  (64 credits).

A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. 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 a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

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

The advisers for this program are
Kari Guedea | kari.guedea@edcc.edu | 425.640.1641
Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
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 CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Medical Information Technology Degree (90 credits)

Select the set of Program Requirements that match your completed Certificate, Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate  OR the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate .

Program Requirements

Required courses for students who have completed the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate (28-30 credits)

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Skills (4 credits minimum)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.

Software Application Skills (9-10 credits)

Required courses for students who have completed the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate (19-20 credits)


  • 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 (to complete 90 credits)


I-BEST BSTEC 155  courses from the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate  or the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate  do not meet ATA requirements.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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