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Associate of Arts to MSU-Billings

Associate of Arts Degree with HIT Coursework Transfer to MSU Billings

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Health Information Technology is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Health Administration at Montana State University Billings.

The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program.

To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:

Montana University System Core Requirements31
Computer Skills/Usage requirement3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences9
Electives17
Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0

Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Concentration or Elective blocks, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate the outcomes achievable by completing the Montana University System Core.
  • Select and use the appropriate technologies for personal, academic, or career tasks.
  • Think critically about theories and applications from multiple disciplines when evaluating information, solving problems, and making decisions.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $6,380
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $105
Books/Supplies $3,153
Total $9,668
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Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 32 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)

Written
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Verbal
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking +3

Mathematics - 3 Credits

M 105Contemporary Mathematics3

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

Fine Arts
Select one of the following:
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
Humanities
Select one of the following:
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3

Natural Science - 8 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

Select one of the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
BIOB 160Princpls of Living Systems/Lab **,+4
Select one of the following:
CHMY 121Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+4
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics +3
Select one of the following:
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

Select one of the following:
ANTY 101Anthro & the Human Experience +3
BMKT 242Intro to Global Markets +3
LSH 244American Cultural Values +3
NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
NASX 240Native American Lit (=to 340) (N) +3

Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits

Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +

III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 Credits

CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3

IV. Concentration in Accounting, Arts, Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 Credits

ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics +3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing *,+3
Select one of the following:
HSTA 101American History I (N) +3
HSTA 102American History II (N) +3
HSTR 101Western Civilization I +3
HSTR 102Western Civilization II +3

V. Articulated Coursework - 17 Credits

Select from the following:
AHMS 105Health Care Delivery +2
AHMS 108Health Data Content & Struct *,+3
AHMS 158Legal & Rgltry Aspcts Hlthcare *,+3
AHMS 227Health Information Management *,+3
AHMS 240Clinical Quality Assessment *,+3
HIT 265Electr Health Rec in Med Prac *,+3

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 61

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Indicates prerequisite needed

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Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment

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A grade of C- or above is required for graduation