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Course Prerequisites

All prerequisites will be enforced at the time of registration.

There are two ways to get prerequisite holds cleared:

1) Complete the Transcript Evaluation Request process, click HERE. Prerequisite holds will be cleared based on the evaluation results. NOTE: The transcript evaluation process  involves the evaluation of all courses toward all requirements, not just the clearance of prerequisite holds.

OR


2) If you are not seeking a full transcript evaluation, complete a Prerequisite Challenge Form for individual courses.

  1. Begin by checking below to see if any classes that you plan on signing up for have prerequisites or corequisites (when classes may be completed concurrently).
  2. If a class has a prerequisite and you fulfilled it with a final grade of "C" or better through SBCC, or are in progress with it at SBCC, your registration will not be blocked.
  3. If you fulfilled the prerequisite at another college, then you must complete a Prerequisite Challenge Form A
  4. If you fulfilled the prerequisite due to a credential (i.e. CPC, CCS, RN, etc.), then you must also complete a Prerequisite Challenge Form A
  5. IMPORTANT: Official transcripts are now required for all prerequisite challenges based on coursework.
More information on SBCC's prerequisite and corequisite policies can be found at www.sbcc.edu/prerequisitepolicy

 

CIM Course Prerequisites and Course Advisories
Effective Fall 2013

Course Title Prereq Concurrent Advisory

CIM100

Cancer Registry Management I None None None
CIM125 Cancer Disease Management

HIT135, BMS146

CIM100 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
CIM150 Oncology Coding & Staging Systems CIM125 None None
CIM201 Abstracting Principles & Practice I HIT135 CIM125 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
CIM202 Abstracting Principles & Practice II CIM201 CIM150 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
CIM225 Cancer Registry Management II CIM100 None None
CIM250 Cancer Statistics & Epidemiology CIM201 CIM202 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
CIM275 CIM Practicum CIM202, CIM225 & CIM250 HIT240 as prior or concurrent enrollment None

 

 

HIT Course Prerequisites and Course Advisories
Effective Fall 2013

Course Title Prereq Concurrent Advisory
HIT101 Intro to HIM None None None
HIT102 Legal Aspect of Healthcare None HIT101 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
HIT135 Basic Medical Terminology None None None
HIT201 Pharmacology for Allied Health BMS146 (or Anatomy & Physiology) None None
HIT202 ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding HIT135, BMS146, & HIT101 HIT204 None
HIT203 ICD-10 Procedural Coding HIT135, BMS146, HIT101, & HIT204 None None
HIT204 Pathophysiology BMS146 (or Anatomy & Physiology) None None
HIT205 Advanced Coding Applications HIT200 OR HIT202+HIT203 HIT210 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
HIT210 CPT Coding HIT 101 & HIT135 & BMS146 (or Anatomy & Physiology) None None
HIT220 HIM Statistics COMP101 HIT101 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
HIT230 Alternative HC Deliver Systems HIT101 None HIT240, COMP101
HIT240 HC Quality Management COMP101 & HIT101 None HIT250/255
HIT255 Medical Insurance & Reimbursement None HIT200 OR HIT202+203 as prior or concurrent enrollment HIT101, HIT210
HIT265 HIM Computer Applications COMP101 & HIT101 None None
HIT275 HIT Practicum

HIT200 OR HIT202+HIT203, HIT255* & HIT240
*HIT 250 is an acceptable substitute for HIT 255, but a Prerequisite Challenge Form A must be submitted for the hold to be cleared.

None None
HIT280 Medical Coding Practicum HIT210 & HIT255 HIT205 as prior or concurrent enrollment None
HIT284 Coding Exam Prep None None HIT 280 or equivalent**
HIT285 RHIT Exam Prep None None HIT 275 or equivalent***
         
**Student must be in the final semester of SBCC's Medical Coding Program (or an equivalent program at another college), or have completed SBCC HIT 280 or its equivalent, or be an experienced medical coder in an acute care hospital or physician's office.

*** Student must be in the final semester of SBCC's HIT Program (or an equivalent program at another college), or have completed SBCC HIT 275 or its equivalent.

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