Contact Information
Cassie Gentry
Program Director
(702) 651-5896
cassie.gentry@csn.edu
Eileen Hamilton
Administrative Assistant
(702) 651-5757

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About Health Information Technology Associate Degree

This program prepares students to be eligible to sit for the national registration examination leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). The program is designed for the working student. The majority of students carry 6-7 credits hours per semester and continue to work full time jobs.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

What to Expect

Most of the professional coursework is offered on-line. Students will report to campus at least one weekend per month to meet with the instructor. The weekend portion is usually scheduled Friday evening and Saturday. Students will also be assigned to a clinical internship experience.


About Medical Coding

This program prepares students for the coding credential exams for Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P) offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

What to Expect

Some of the professional coursework is offered on-line. Students will be assigned to a clinical internship experience at the conclusion of the classroom and lab coursework.


About Medical Office Practices

This program prepares students for employment in the front office functions of a physician office.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is an Open Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

What to Expect

Students will take classroom and lab coursework. There is no internship in this program.


About Medical Transcription

This program prepares graduates to become medical language specialists who are skilled in transcribing medical dictation detailing a patient’s health care during an illness.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is an Open Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

What to Expect

Students take classroom and lab coursework. The student spends approximately 8-10 hours per week transcribing medical dictation.


About Patient Registration

This program prepares graduates to work in the patient registration area of a health organization. They are responsible for interviewing patients to obtain the necessary information to treat and process insurance claims for payment.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is an Open Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

Nature of Work

The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) performs a variety of technical health information functions including:

The career opportunities are endless. Depending on your level of skill and education, you may pursue a middle level management or department director position. Potential employment locations may include:


Program Description

The Health Information Technology Program (HIT) is an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is designed for the working student. The majority of students are part time and carry 6-7 credit hours per semester while continuing to work full time. The program courses are generally offered in the late afternoon and evening with some weekends.

The HIT program will transfer into related Health Care Administrative programs or Baccalaureate Health Information Management programs depending on the receiving university.


Accreditation

The Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program at CSN is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Health Information Technology at CSN

Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines
Career Guide and Approximate Costs
Selection Criteria

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Health Information Technology Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.


Admission Requirements

The CSN Health Information Technology program is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission into the program must be submitted and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.


Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Student's First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
How to Transfer Credits to CSN From Other Colleges

Nature of Work

The Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) applies codes to classify medical data and insure proper reimbursement for health care services. A CCS is recognized as beyond entry level in analyzing medical records, assigning and sequencing codes. Some of the responsibilities routinely performed by a CCS include:


The majority of Certified Coding Specialists are employed in Acute Care Hospitals.


Program Description

The Medical Coding program is designed for the working student. The majority of students are part-time and carry 6-7 credit hours per semester and continue to work full-time jobs. The program courses are generally offered in the late afternoon and evening with some weekends.


Certificate of Achievement Course Requirements

Program Course Sheet
Career Guide and Approximate Costs
Selection Criteria

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Medical Coding Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.


Admission Requirements

The College of Southern Nevada's Medical Coding program is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission into the program must be submitted and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.


Student's First Checklist

New students to CSN planning to register for this Open-Entry Health Science program should complete the steps outlined on the Checklist for New Students Seeking a Limited Entry Health Science Certificate of Achievement.

Nature of Work

The Medical Office Practices representative is an important part of the office team. A Medical Office Practices representative handles information needed for registration of patients and the billing of services to insurance companies. They provide a variety of functions including:


Medical Office Practices representatives generally work in the front office of a medical office and are employed at the following locations:

Entry level salary ranges average between $8-$11 per hour.


Program Description

After successful completion of these courses, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Practices. The coursework may apply toward the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Office Assisting and/or Medical Coding and the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology.

The Health Information Technology (HIT) and Medical Office Assisting( MOA) courses are conducted at the Charleston Campus of CSN. They are offered in the Spring and Fall with some offered during the Summer semester. Check the current semester schedule to verify this information. Register for classes by following the registration instructions listed in the front of the schedule. Courses are held at the West Charleston Campus at 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.


Certificate of Achievement Course Requirements

Program Course Sheet
Career Guide and Approximate Costs


Admission Requirements

The CSN Medical Office Practices Certificate of Completion is an Open Entry program. Therefore, an application for admission is NOT required. However, there may be course restrictions or course prerequisites. Cross reference each course with the College Catalog to verify any restrictions.


Student's First Checklist

New students to CSN planning to register for this Open-Entry Health Science program should complete the steps outlined on the Checklist for New Students Seeking a Limited Entry Health Science Certificate of Achievement.

Nature of Work

The Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) is a non-hands on patient care career. The CMT is a medical language specialist who is skilled in transcribing medical dictation detailing a patient's health care during an illness. The CMT performs a variety of functions including:


The CMT has many diverse employment opportunities from which to choose. The majority are employed in the following work settings:


Program Description

The Medical Transcription program is designed for the working student. The majority of students are part time and carry 6-7 credit hours per semester while continuing to work full time jobs. The program courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening with some weekends.


Certificate of Achievement Course Requirements

Program Course Sheet
Career Guide and Approximate Costs


Admission Requirements

The CSN Medical Transcription program is an Open Entry program. Therefore, an application for admission is NOT required. However, there may be course restrictions or course prerequisites. Cross reference each course with the College Catalog to verify any restrictions.

Note: Students are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Patient Registration Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.


Student's First Checklist

New students to CSN planning to register for this Open-Entry Health Science program should complete the steps outlined on the Checklist for New Students Seeking a Limited Entry Health Science Certificate of Achievement.

Nature of Work

Patient registration representatives work in the patient registration area of a health organization. They are responsible for interviewing patients to obtain the necessary information to treat and process insurance claims for payment. Patient registration representatives enter patient information into computer systems. Accuracy in data entry is critical to the patient and the healthcare organization.
Patient registration representatives representatives are generally employed at the following locations:

Employment in a healthcare organization provides the opportunity for stable employment. Patient registration representatives can be employed full-time, part-time, or per diem.

Average hourly salary ranges average between $10-$12. Yearly salaries range between $20,800 - $25,000.


Program Description

The HIT and OA courses are offered in the spring and fall. Some are offered during the summer semester. Check the current semester schedule to verify this information. Register for classes by following the registration instructions listed in the front of the schedule. After successful completion of these courses, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion in Patient Registration.

Please note that students must be able to show proof of health insurance, immunization against Hepatitus B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, and Diphtheria, a negative TB skin test, and a negative urine drug screen prior to starting HIT 107B - Patient Registration Practicum. An official background check is also required. The website for the official background check is www.precheck.com. The cost for the background check is approximately $50.00.


Certificate of Achievement Course Requirements

Program Course Sheet
Career Guide and Approximate Costs

Note: Students are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Patient Registration Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.


Admission Requirements

The CSN Patient Registration Certificate of Completion program is an Open Entry program. Therefore, an application for admission is NOT required. However, there may be course restrictions or course prerequisites. Cross reference each course with the College Catalog to verify any restrictions.


Student's First Checklist

New students to CSN planning to register for this Open-Entry Health Science program should complete the steps outlined on the Checklist for New Students Seeking a Limited Entry Health Science Certificate of Achievement.