Health Information Technology
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar Institute of Technology’s Health Information Technology, A.A.S. degree prepares students for employment in the healthcare industry, insurance and government agencies, and care facilities. Students can expect to learn roles such as collecting and analyzing data that doctors and nurses rely on and are essential to quality healthcare. Graduates of LIT’s Health Information Technology, A.A.S. program are equipped to serve as health information technicians and are trained to manage patient health records, coding diagnoses and procedures, preparing healthcare statistics, and administering computer information systems. The number of students accepted each fall is limited due to space in clinical settings. Applicants are chosen based on academic success and medical experience. Students are required to complete all of the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, as well as Anatomy and Physiology with a “C” or above before being accepted into the program. For those who have not completed the prerequisite requirement, students may reapply the next year during normal admission times. Students pursuing an A.A.S in Health Information Technology complete an unpaid professional practice experience in a health care facility. While practicum courses are offered online, attendance at a health care facility must also be met. Health Information Technology, A.A.S. at LIT is accredited by the Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management. Once in the program, students take classes such as Medical Terminology, Health Care Statistics, and Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Lamar Institute of Technology traces its roots back to March 8, 1923, when the South Park School District in Beaumont authorized its superintendent to proceed with plans to open a “junior college of the first class.” Located on the third floor of the South Park High School building, the college shared the library and athletic facilities with the high school. Lamar was the first junior college in Texas to become a four-year, state-supported college. Uniquely, Lamar retained much of its traditional community college mission, particularly in vocational programs, while continuing to grow with strong programs in engineering, sciences, business, and education. In 1962, a graduate school was established, offering master’s degrees in several fields. The Doctorate in Engineering was established in 1971.
Lamar Institute of Technology offers more than 50 programs in fields that include allied health and sciences, business, industry, and public service and safety. Distance learning includes courses in which all or part of the course is offered “at a distance.” Courses could be online (web-based) courses or off-campus at selected locations.
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