Our Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program incorporates clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills and explores the digital/computer side of health care. After a patient meets with their healthcare provider, all the information collected from their medical history, exam, diagnosis, and everything in between has to be processed, analyzed, compiled, and maintained to support the patient and the hospital or doctor’s office.
Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in the HIT program will be eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician.
The HIT program also offers a certificate option.
Learn more about this program’s student outcome data.
Skills You’ll Learn
The Health Information Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:
- Demonstrating that patient health information is complete, accurate, and protected
- Understanding how to effectively use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care or controlling costs
- Mastering how to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis
There are many employment opportunities for Health Information Technology graduates, including:
- Health insurance organizations
- Insurance companies
- Mental health facilities
- Nursing homes
- Outpatient clinics
- Physicians’ offices
- Rehabilitation facilities
- Veterinary clinics
- Law offices
- Governmental agencies
- Research organizations
- Software vendors
- Prison system
- Remote positions
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Watch a 2020 Craven CC HIT graduate talk about her career.
Plan of Study
The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.