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Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information securely.

Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, consulting firms, computer and software vendors, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

The Health Information Technology program currently offers seven (7) programs of study to meet a wide array of health informatics and information technology healthcare workforce needs with six (6) programs nested within our parent Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.

The online Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). All courses are available online with the requirement of all clinical courses being fulfilled onsite at healthcare agencies geographically located in students’ areas with online documentation support, as available.

Due to limited Professional Practice Experience slots at healthcare agencies/clinical sites, the program is limited on the number of students that can participate in these clinical courses. If there are more students ready to enter Professional Practice Experience than there are clinical slots, then selection will be based on objective criteria, including GPA and progression in the program. Students must follow the HIT program progression policy.

In all health science curricula, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. Prior to or at any time after admission, the health sciences student may be required to submit a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Applications for Admission

ECC Application for Admission

Health Information Technology Program Application for Admission (Requires Microsoft Word)

Policies and Procedures

Admission Policies and Procedures

Readmission and Transfer Policies and Procedures

Progression Policy

Programs of Study

Health Information Technology Associate Degree Graduation Plan

Health Information Technology Coding Diploma

Health Information Technology Coding Certificate

Health Information Technology Protected Health Information Certificate

Health Information Technology Ambulatory Billing and Coding Certificate

Health Information Technology Hospital Ambulatory Coding Certificate

Health Information Technology Post-Graduate Health Informatics Diploma

Informational Materials

Health Sciences Information Sessions

 

If you are interested in making application for admission into one of the Health Information Technology programs or learning more about Health Information Technology, please contact...

Tekeyla Jones, HIT Admissions Counselor

 

Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)

Health Information Technology Coding Diploma

Health Information Technology Coding Certificate

Health Information Technology Protected Health Information Certificate

Health Information Technology Ambulatory Billing and Coding Certificate

Health Information Technology Hospital Ambulatory Billing and Coding Certificate

Health Information Technology Post-Graduate Health Informatics Diploma

 

Health Information Technology Faculty Advisors

Student’s last name begins with A-D      
Kim Bell, Chair

Student’s last name begins with E-K       
Nacole Everette

Student’s last name begins with L-P        
Carla Gray

Student’s last name begins with Q-Z       
Christine Keel