Health Information Technology
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.
The Health Information Technology Associate Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education(CAHIIM). Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT). This exam is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Program Outcome Statistics:
In 2017, 89 percent of our graduates passed the RHIT exam on their first attempt.
Based on 2016 survey information, 100 percent of graduate employers indicated that the overall quality of the graduate meets their expectations.
Please email Jessica Vaughan if you have questions.
Estimated Tuition & Fees
Current and Upcoming Course Offerings
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours|
|ACA-122||College Transfer Success||1|
|BIO-168||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO-169||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CIS-110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3|
|ENG-112||Writing and Research in the Disciplines||3|
|HIT-110||Fundamentals of Health Information, Management||3|
|HIT-112||Health Law and Ethics||3|
|HIT-122||Professional Practice Experience I||1|
|HIT-220||Health Informatics & EHRs||2|
|HIT-226||Principles of Disease||3|
|MAT-110||Mathematical Measurement and Literacy||3|
|MED-121||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MED-122||Medical Terminology II||3|