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Health Sciences - Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology, AAS

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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.

Employers surveyed in 2014 reported 100% satisfaction with recent graduates.

The HIT program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).


Health Information Technology, AAS - Program of Study - Course Information & Admissions Criteria