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   HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 0350

A.S. Degree

Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care. They are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, operating computer information systems, coding diagnosis and procedures for reimbursement, and maintaining quality control of health records. Health Information Technicians serve as medical coders, clinical data specialists, data quality managers, and information security officers.

Students are eligible to sit for the national certification credentialing exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) after completion of the program or during their last semester
with approval of the Director for early testing. The RHIT exam is a national certification offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Program Details

Start Date: Fall 2017
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan-Course Rotation: (PDF) (Excel)

Program Length:

  • Two years: The A.S. degree program can be completed in approximately two years with students attending classes full-time.
  • Four years: Be ready for management opportunities! Complete your A.S. degree and continue your education with SJR State’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Management and a specialization in Health Care Administration.

Location: General education courses can be completed on any of the three SJR State
campuses or online. Degree specific courses are offered primarily online with minimal on-campus
meetings scheduled on the St. Augustine campus. Professional practice experiences are scheduled
in health care facilities within the regional area.

For program and application information call (904) 808-7465.
For an on-campus appointment with one of our Workforce Advisors call (386) 312-4259 .

The HIM/HI (degree level) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

How to Apply

(1) Apply to SJR State*
Apply to SJR State and begin working on the required general education courses!

(2) HIT Application: Available April*
Deadline: April 1 - May 15, 2017

Tuition and Fees:
See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!
Scholarships: Deadline April 1

For program and application information call (904) 808-7465.

* For more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers >>

Program Outcomes/Certification Pass Rate

Exam Period AHIMA National Mean
Pass Rate Program Pass Rate
October 2011 – September 2012 National Mean Pass Rate is 75%
SJR State College – 85% First time test takers
2011-2012 Employer satisfaction 100%

Job Outlook / Salary

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