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 security.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).* Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities. *SCC's pass rate for the 2011 RHIT exam was 100%.
Graduates with the coding diploma may choose to take a national coding certification examination to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). The HIT program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).