Earn a Health Information Technology A.S. Degree

As a health information professional, you play a crucial role in managing patient health information by verifying and maintaining the accuracy and security of medical records. Our program gives you the technical expertise and leadership skills to advance in this field.

Industry Certifications

The coursework in this program prepares you for the following industry certifications:

  • Registered Health Information Technician
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)

Features

  • Prepares you for quick entry or advancement in your career
  • Affordable
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Gives you hands-on experience through professional practice courses held in acute care hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation, psychiatric or assisted living facilities
  • Offered completely online except for professional practice courses, which are arranged at health care facilities near you
  • Prepares you to take the national exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) through the American Health Information Management Association 
  • Gives you a competitive advantage for management jobs
  • Covers physician and hospital coding and medical billing concepts

What You Should Know

The Health Information Technology credentialing exam pass rate for 2014 reporting period was 100%.

Continuing Your Education

Our certificates in Medical Coder and Healthcare Informatics transfer to the Health Information Technology A.S. Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

Careers

Our program prepares you for the following careers:

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies 
  • Home health care providers
  • Malpractice attorney offices
  • HIT vendors
  • Hospice

What You Will Learn

  • Key concepts such as health care delivery systems, accreditation standards, patient privacy and confidentiality and health care statistics
  • How to create, retain and store patient records through digital systems
  • Quality improvement, organization of department resources and supervision of personnel

Important Information

Accreditation

The Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Health Information Technology A.S. Degree Curriculum

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