Health Information Technology, AAS
Health Information Technology encompasses the use of existing records and information in the treatment of patients, as well as the updating and storage of that information in a secure environment. Analysis of information may also be a key role in some employment situations. Currently health information technology professionals work in 40 different settings under 125 different job titles. They often facilitate communication between clinical, operational and administrative functions within the practice, hospital or company.
Health Information Technology is a pathway with credentials that expand as your education progresses. Students who complete the first five terms of coursework may take the national exam to receive a Certified Coding Associated (CCA) credential. Many students begin working as a CCA while continuing their work toward their associate degree. When they receive their associate degree, they may become a Registered Health Information Technician (after successfully completing the RHIT Certification Examination).
Transfer opportunities exist to continue toward a bachelor's degree. Students with a bachelor's degree will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.
This program is provided in partnership with Marion Technical College. All participants will have to apply to Marion Technical College to receive the final Health Information Technology Associate Degree.
Where You Could Go
Health Information Technology is a pathway with credentials that expand as your education progresses. Students who complete the first five terms of coursework, may take the national exam to receive a Certified Coding Associated (CCA) credential. Many students begin working as a CCA while continuing their work toward their associate degree. When they receive their associate degree, they may become a Registered Health Information Technician (after successfully completing the RHIT Certification Examination).
Transfer opportunities exist to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Students with a bachelor’s degree will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.
Job demand is predicted to increase in the future as the standardization, availability and security of medical records continues to expand.
This program is provided in partnership with Marion Technical College. All participants will have to apply to MTC to receive the final Health Information Technology, opens in a new window Associate Degree.
This program is divided between Marion Technical College and NC State. See the Curriculum Worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a listing of classes offered at North Central State College. All Marion Technical College classes for this degree are offered online.
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