Health Information Technology

Are you interested in a career in a growing field? Would you like to learn the most up-to-date patient-record technology in the medical field? Do you enjoy being in an office environment? If so, the Health Information Technology program may be the perfect fit for you!

HIT graduates help determine health information budgets, resources and policies using current and accurate data. The program curriculum includes courses in supporting sciences and general education. Learning experiences in the campus lab and in area healthcare facilities build upon classroom instruction. You will learn the necessary skills to manage electronic health records, from working with software for data maintenance to determining budgets and implementing policies. Students are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each Health Information Technology course.

Career Opportunities

Health information technicians work in offices in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and other health care facilities and in industry. Graduates may take the American Health Information Management Association’s CCA, CCS-P and CCS coding examinations and the American Academy of Professional Coders’ CPC and CPC-H coding examination for further accreditation. Graduates are qualified to take the American Health Information Management Association’s Registered Health Information Technician examination.

Wage/Salary Information

Go to www.onetonline.org or www.salary.com and search by job title and zip code for current wage information. The Health Information

Technology Associate Degree program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission
on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21 Floor, Chicago, IL
60601-5800: Email: info@cahiim.org; Website: www.cahiim.org.

Program Home Campus

Urban Center; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall

Credentials

Associate in applied science degree; certificates

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in at least 15 credit hours per semester)
Certificate: One to three semesters according to certificate
Associate Degree: Two years 

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Certificates

Medical Records Coding Specialist Certificate

This program is HPOG eligible.