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Health Information Technology

10-530-1 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Online
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Detailed. Technology. Professional.

This field is where healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology! Health Information Technicians are specialists in great demand! The Health Information Management (HIM) professionals can expect to be in high demand as the health sector expands into the century. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. Health Information Technicians contribute to to the quality of care by collecting, analyzing, and reporting healthcare data. This requires knowledge of disease, treatments, computer systems, and organizational skills.

Health Information Technology (HIT) is a two-year associate degree program that prepares graduates to compile, process, and maintain electronic healthcare records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. In addition, graduates will possess the skills to process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Graduates of this program will have the potential for employment in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health facilities, home health agencies, state and federal health agencies, and private industry.

Special Features

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Health Information Technology program includes the following pathway option:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program-Specific Requirements

Students in this program must:

Dependable. Ethical. Accurate.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Key to the student's success in this program is attentiveness to detail and effective human relations skills.

Program Outcomes

HIT students should:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of the program to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Health Information Technology program is approximately $8,750. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.