The Health Information Technology Program offers two Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees and three certificates:
Health Information Technology ** The HIM (Associate Degree) program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
These degrees and certificates are primarily designed for students who wish to enter the workforce immediately after completing one to two years of college. Certificates require about a year of study, while the degrees require two years. Classes completed for a certificate can apply toward an AAS degree. Many of these courses can also be transferred to a number of BAAS degrees, including Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and some courses to the BS in Health Information Management at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
The health information technology (HIT) associate degree is intended to prepare graduates to work with health information in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, dentists’ offices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, insurance companies, law firms, psychiatric facilities, local, state, and federal health agencies, and other health care related organizations. HIT personnel perform an assortment of technical job duties including coding, release of information, statistics, organizing, analyzing, maintaining, evaluating, and generating health information for continuing patient care, facility planning, research, quality assurance, and reimbursement purposes while also ensuring the security and privacy of the patient’s health information. Health Information Management degrees TOP of the list for best paying associates!
Students in all programs complete an internship at the end of the program.
For more information, assistance with getting enrolled and/or advising, contact: Jaime Schroeder, RHIA, Program Coordinator at 979-830-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org