Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours with selected courses offered on demand during evening hours. Minimum time for completion: five semesters fulltime attendance. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.
The Health Information Technology curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
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.