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2013-2014 Official General Catalog 
2013-2014 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Information Technology: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

Health Information professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnosis and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients and for reimbursement and research. HIM professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home care providers.

Practice in the college health information laboratory as well as in health information departments of various healthcare facilities, provides opportunities of additional educational experience.

Students who graduate from the program are eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Graduates may continue health information management education toward a baccalaureate degree at four-year colleges.

Sequence of Courses:  The following coursework must be successfully completed to earn the A.A.S. degree in Health Information Technology.  Courses are sequential and have prerequisites.

Program supervised by:
Jane Hlopko, MA, RHIA, Chairman
Office: Decker Center, Room 217
Telephone: 607 778-5063





1HIT 144 requires 60 clinical hours over 10 weeks; HIT 245 is conducted in a six-week block time frame. Students will be in a participating facility 5 days a week/6 hours a day = 180 hours.

A minimum grade of C in each HIT course is required in order for a student to progress in the HIT curriculum.

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