- Do you desire to have a positive impact in people’s lives?
- Are you eager to be at the forefront of health care, information technology, and business?
- Do you like science, but are also interested in management, law, or computers?
- Are you interested in working with health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, lawyers, administrators, and executives?
- Would you like to work in the health care field, but not directly with patients?
- Do you crave a career where you can work in various places and positions?
- Are you interested in a health field where you have the options to earn an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and a PhD while you are working?
Craven Community College’s Health Information Technology students will obtain a skill set incorporating clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills. According to the AHIMA career web site, “Health information professionals use their knowledge of information technology and records management to form the link between clinicians, administrators, technology designers, and information technology professionals. Health information programs incorporate the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one curriculum. Because of this unique mixture, health information graduates can choose from a variety of work settings across an array of health care environments.”
Application Dates for Fall 2021 Admission: February 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021
Application requirements for Fall 2021 must be met by June 30, 2021.
To qualify, an applicant must:
- Complete all developmental requirements to be eligible to take ENG-111, BIO-163 and MAT-152.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 unweighted, not rounded.
- Proof of high school enrollment or high school diploma or GED on file at Craven Community College.
- Acceptance to the program based on current criteria.
The Health Information Technology admission application for Fall semester 2021 will be open February 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
How to apply:
- Fill out a general admission application.* (Skip this step if already completed.) *Note: Once you have filled out a general admission application, follow the instructions that you receive in a return email from Admissions to confirm your intent to enroll. You will receive a letter from the Admissions staff with your Craven Community College Student ID number and instructions for accessing your Craven Community College student email, and accessing WebAdvisor, Craven’s student web portal.
- Complete the Health Information Technology online application.
Applicants will be ranked for admission according to the HIT Admission Rating Worksheet.
HIT Program Documents and Forms
The Health Information Technology accreditor of Craven Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2023-2024. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to:
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
The growing use of electronic health records (EHR) will continue to expand and change the job responsibilities of health information professionals. Utilization of EHRs will necessitate the knowledge of EHR computer software and security. Health Information professionals will use data obtained from the EHR for health care improvement efforts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates 27,800 new jobs between 2016 and 2026 with a 13% growth. In addition to a great job outlook, competitive salaries also await graduates.
2019-2020 Program Outcomes
- The RHIT Exam pass rate for the Health Information Technology program for the 2019-2020 reporting period is 100% percent.
- For the reporting period of 2019-2020, the Health Information Technology program had an 82% graduation rate.
- For the reporting period of 2019-2020, 87% of graduates were employed in a healthcare related field within one year of graduation.
For further information, please contact:
Crystal Smith, HIT Program Coordinator Faculty
Beverly Craft, HIT Program Faculty
Aileen Will, Admissions Specialist Health Programs