Health Information Technology A.A.S.
Students who are interested in beginning a career in the health care field may wish to consider Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Health Information Technology A.A.S. degree. The program takes students typically four semesters to complete and requires 61.5 credits for completion. Most students chose to enroll in 14-15 credits a semester.
The health information technology program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the Council on Education of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students who successfully complete the HIT program may apply to AHIMA for eligibility to take the national accreditation exam, achieve the status of a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), and potentially be employed as health information technicians.
To give students an encompassing education on health information technology, Lehigh Carbon Community College requires students to take a wide range of courses. Some of these courses include: Introduction to Health Information Science, Introduction to Computers and Applications, and Health Information Processing, among others.
After completing all the required courses, students may potentially be eligible to take the national exam to earn RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) credentials. Students may also be able to practice competently as health information technicians in professional entry-level employment. Upon graduation, students of Lehigh Carbon Community College students should be able to read and analyze medical records and other related health data, oversee functional areas of the medical record department, and act effectively and efficiently in any institution that deals with health care data.
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
This degree holds special accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the Council on Education of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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