(70 credit hours)
The Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare the graduate to work with and manage health-related information. Health Information Technicians collect, organize, analyze, and manage data used in the healthcare profession. Most health information technicians, also known as HIT professionals, work in a variety of settings including healthcare facilities, insurance companies and government agencies.
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) National Certification Exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
A criminal background check is required prior to starting the Internship courses. Students must attain a minimum grade of C in all required courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate entry-level competencies for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
- Identify and solve HIT problems.
- Apply diagnostic and procedure codes according to current guidelines.
- Communicate appropriately about HIT issues.
The following is a suggested sequence for the required courses: