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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2017-18

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Health Information Technology, A.A.S.



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Offered Online Only

This 21-month (seven-term) program prepares the student to become a health information technician, a specialist who is responsible for maintaining permanent health records. Students become familiar with health records, documentation standards and the equipment necessary to process health information through practical experience in the health information departments of health care facilities. Employment opportunities are available in hospital health information departments, outpatient clinics, health centers, insurance companies and government health agencies. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Certification Examination of the American Health Information Management Association. Upon successful completion of the examination, the graduate becomes a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

To apply, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following:  ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. This program may be entered in the Fall or Spring terms, is offered online. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to the beginning of professional experience courses.

This program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233-1100.

Total: 11 Credits


Total: 14 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Total: 12 Credits


Term V


Total: 13 Credits


Term VI


Total: 12 Credits


Term VII


Total: 9 Credits


Notes:


* Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

** Completing a dual major in this program is an option, see Academic Policies  for more information.

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