This degree is designed for the student who is seeking a professional career based in the healthcare arena. The field of Health Information Technology deals with the gathering, storage, and abstraction of health data. This data can be transformed into meaningful and useful information that can be utilized by various professionals for a variety of purposes. Students educated in the field of Health Information Technology can perform various job duties and are employed in a variety of settings. Acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies are just a sampling of employers. This field has a national professional organization, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
· Effectively demonstrate competencies with the most current coding software.
- Effectively use practical coding tools such as medical records and operative reports.
- Effectively demonstrate entry-level competencies in the area of Health Information Management (HIM)
- Be eligible to take the national certification examination for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.