I am taking 18 credits for Health Information Management to become a Medical Records and Health Information Technician. I also plan to take the RHIT.
I have a full time(40 hours) job,but thankfully it’s very laid back.
I start classes on the 24th fully online.
I want to be done in a year so I took on a full course load.
I plan to do that for every semester except the summer term. I will only try to take two four credit hour courses for that.
Here are the courses I am enrolled in. 18 hours exact.
I brought all my books already, and will be studying all of them until class starts on the 24th. Can’t hurt to have a two week leg up of studying after all.
Computers in Healthcare (3)
Health Information Processes (4) Class and Case Studies
Medical Terminology (3)
Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
Health Statistics (2) I peaked through the book and it’s freaking math. I LOATHE math with a passion of suns.
I have NEVER been good in it no matter how much I study. We are allowed a C to pass and this might be the class that gets that.
Quality Improvement in Healthcare (2)
A prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology (1)
However, apparently that last class is only one month long and starts in December. Which is good because my final exams for all the other courses are the first week of December.
I’ve taken college level AP before,but couldn’t have my AP knocked off because its was only 3 hours, and the course for this program is six hours(class and a lab) which I plan to take next semester.
So that AP prereg will be the lone class I will have for that month which means more studying time since I will only have one focus.
I also have a BA degree(journalism) already. So I’m very familiar with college loads. However, when I did my BA I didn’t work so I had oddoles of time for studying,and also all my classes were brick and mortar except for two(library science and a foreign language).
Furthermore I didn’t have to do any heavy science or math level courses except the typical ones we all do for generals.
Now I have a job and it’s from 8:00 to 4:30. So I only have evenings and weekends to study.
I also do have some medical knowledge. It’s from a a LPN program that I eventually dropped. I didn’t like direct patient care. I also was able to thankfully have Pharmacology(freaking hated this class but still etched out a B in it) knocked off because it.
Basically are the above classes doable with a 18 hour course load, and a 40 hour full time job?