Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

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.

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About the curriculum

Classes

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Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Program accreditation.

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.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $34,970 in May 2013. The top 10 percent earned more than $57,320.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals66,790$19.28$40,100
Offices of Physicians39,750$15.72$32,700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)12,850$17.55$36,510
Outpatient Care Centers7,380$17.55$36,490
Home Health Care Services5,720$16.28$33,870

Statistics reported in May 2013

Graduation Placement Rate

Academic Year Number of Graduates Employed and/or Continuing their Education Number of Graduates Placement Rate
2011-2012 15 17 88.2

Note: Data is based on most recent data reported for the Annual Program Assessment Report to the program’s accrediting agency, CAHIIM.

Transfer Procedures

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Clubs & Activities

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Health Information Technology Advisory Committee

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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.

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      Williamsport, PA 17701