Health Information Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Camden County College
Camden County College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology for students interested in careers within health organizations, or with professional interests in taking on the responsibilities of performing functions and processes related to the utilization of technology in assistance of daily operations. Health information systems are utilized by healthcare organizations to provide the best care possible, and students will learn to apply technology and information gathering to help the operations of healthcare services. Students will develop their education in coding, statistical literacy, and understanding of health care regulations and practices that define the duties as part of health information technology professionals’ duties.
Students will develop an understanding of information technology and its utilization within healthcare services through a curriculum that consists of 67 credit hours of classes. Those classes include introduction to ambulatory coding, diagnostic and procedural coding, and statistical methods for health information.
Potential qualifications of heath information technology professionals include the ability to manage health data, to apply coding and reimbursement systems, to maintain electronic applications associated with managing health information, and to apply organizational management techniques. Graduates should also be able to interpret medical records, as well as gather, interpret, analyze, and monitor data utilized by health information systems for the purpose of managing quality and improving performance. Other abilities include interpreting, and analyzing healthcare statistics, and being able to display professional behavior and ethics.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: Hybrid
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Located on the former Mother of the Savior Seminary, in Blackwood, New Jersey, Camden County College established a presence on this 320-acre tract in 1967 when it first enrolled local students. Since its founding, Camden County College has continued to grow, expanding programs and establishing additional campuses in Camden and Cherry Hill, in addition to satellite facilities in Lakeland, Sicklerville, and additional locations. Today, Camden County College supports more than 100 degree, certificate, and training programs.
Camden County College offers students the opportunities to complete associate’s degrees, including degree-specific and transfer options, along with certificates and training programs. Career Programs allow students to target specific interests, and students earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree. For added flexibility, Camden County College supports distance learning. Online classes are delivered asynchronously and an online “Self Assessment” can help students determine online learning readiness. At times, students may be required to come to campus, or complete proctored exams at a local library or school, however many instructors simply have students complete exams online. Furthermore, hybrid courses allow students to participate in both online and face-to-face instruction. Distance learning students have access to online support services, including technical support.
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