Health Information Technology Program


Health Information Technology Program consists of the first two years of the program and results in an Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology and prepares the graduate to apply for national certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Professionals who work in health information technology focus on the technical side (digital formats) of managing health information.  They work with software and hardware that stores patient data.  These professionals provide support for electronic health records and other systems that Health Information Management professionals use to secure information.  While many RHIT professionals will work in hospitals, they are also employed in other healthcare settings that include office-based physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, mental health facilities and public health agencies.
Professionals that have RHIT certification provide the following healthcare services:
  • Ensure the quality of medical records by verifying completeness, accuracy and proper entry into the appropriate computer systems.
  • Assemble and analyze patient data to improve patient care and control costs.
  • Specialize in coding diagnosis and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research.

HIT Program Interest List
If you would like to be added to an interest list for the Associate in Science Health Information Technology program, please complete the following form and we will notify you via e-mail when additional program information becomes available. Please note, this is NOT a wait list for the program(s), only a list for individuals interested in career training for the selected program(s), and who would like additional information as it becomes available. This list will in NO way determine your position in this program, nor will it give you priority registration.