Career opportunities for health information professionals are expanding, thanks to today's digital revolution and recent health care regulatory changes. The Health Information Technology program will prepare you to become a health information technician — a specialist who is responsible for maintaining permanent health records. You will become familiar with health records, documentation standards, and the applications necessary to process health information in departments of health care facilities. You will be eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician and have employment opportunities in hospitals, outpatient clinics, health centers, insurance companies, and government health agencies.
The Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program at Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). (www.cahiim.org)
Entry: Fall or Spring Term
Length: 7 terms (21 months)
Program: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
HIT Program Outcomes (2013)
|Certification Exam Pass Rate||100%|
|Graduate Satisfaction Rate||100%|
|Employer Satisfaction Rate||100%|
Sarah Cottington, Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5163 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5163
Health Information is really a growing field. There are more employment options out there than ever before and Indian Hills helped give me the skills I needed to get into the field right after graduation.