Professional & Technical – Health Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma

Program Description

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.

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

223 N. Michigan Ave. 21st Floor
Chicago, Il  60601-5800

To learn more about HIM careers: http://himcareers.ahima.org/

To learn about how your health information is kept secure, how to start tracking your own personal health information, and the importance of having a personal health record (PHR): http://www.myphr.com/

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

American Health Information Management Association
North Carolina Health Information Management Association
Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management
North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance

The graduating class of 2017-2018 three of 14 students who graduated took the RHIT exam and passed with a 100% pass rate.

The graduating class of 2016-2017all three have employment in Health Information Management meeting the goal of 100%.

The 2018 spring graduating class were 100% successful in completing the simulated RHIT Exam.   Four of those 18 graduates have secured employment in the Health Information Management with a 22% placement rate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes for Health Information Technology


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