Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology major will prepare students to identify and use a variety of informational resources and technologies to effectively perform entry-level skills in health information positions. The major will provide students basic training in human sciences, computers, health information content and management, quality improvement, coding and reimbursement, and legal aspects of health information. Students are eligible to sit for a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam that is offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students who pass the RHIT exam will distinguish themselves from non-credentialed individuals and will improve their employment prospects.
- Application/Major Code: HI – view in catalog
- School: Health Sciences
- Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
Students are eligible to sit for a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam that is offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), allowing students to distinguish themselves from non-credentialed individuals and improve their employment prospects.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage of medical records and health information technicians was $30,610 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $24,290 and $39,490. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,440, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $50,060.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||63,620||$17.24||$35,870|
|Offices of Physicians||42,490||$13.69||$28,460|
|Nursing Care Facilities||13,260||$15.92||$33,100|
|Outpatient Care Centers||6,480||$14.74||$30,650|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||5,170||$21.69||$45,120|
*Statistics reported in May 2009
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Clubs & Activities
Health Information Association
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.