This program is change to Health Information Technology (550.4) as of the spring 2014 semester. Students already enrolled in 550.3 may complete the current program or move to the new 550.4 program. To review program 550.3 requirements see the graduation checksheet. Students should discuss these options with their advisor.
Associate of Science (550.4)
This program provides education in the development, maintenance and use of patient health information for medical care, health planning, quality improvement, medical research, professional education and financial reimbursement.
Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care, behavioral health care facilities and physician practices.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national examination of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to qualify as a registered health information technician (RHIT).
Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites. Students must make separate application to this program.
Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses with a C or better in BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601; 312.233.1100, www.cahiim.org.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
See the 2010–2012 Summary of Program Outcome data for the Health Information Technology program.
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 67–68