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
Health Information Technology Program Application for Admission (Requires Microsoft Word)
Policies and Procedures
Programs of Study
Johanna Field, HIT Admissions Counselor
Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)
Health Information Technology Faculty Advisors
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Kim Bell, Chair
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