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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Health Information Technology, A.S.


The Health Information Technology Program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities, and agencies. Graduates are prepared to serve as entry level health information technicians. The health information technician performs technical duties vital to the operation of a medical record department in any health care facility. Graduates of this program will be able to pursue a 4-year degree in Health Information Administration.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Following graduation, students may apply to write the registration examination administered by AHIMA. Individuals who pass the examination are entitled to use the designation RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician). The Health Information Management Programs Student Handbook supplements the information outlined herein the catalog and identifies additional program specific requirements.

General Education Core (18 Credits)


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Curriculum Notes: Courses are sequenced so that each successive course builds on the information presented in the prerequisite. It is therefore mandatory that students observe course sequencing in preparation of their schedules.

HIT students spend time in various-sized organizations or facilities under the direction of a qualifed site supervisor.  Students are are required to complete 1 credit hour, 40 hours of HIM 285 - Supervised Professional Practice ; 1 credit hour, 40 hours of HIM 286 - Supervised Professional Practice ; and 2 credit hours, 80 hours of HIM 287 - Supervised Professional Practice