Program Overview

Raritan Valley Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) for professionals who wish to pursue a career in health information management. Health Information Technicians are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, large outpatient and ambulatory care centers, as well as physician offices, health insurance companies and local, state and federal health agencies.

In the 63-credit Health Information Technology program, students learn basic health care information, specific medical coding procedures and health data management. The program also offers students experience in varied health care settings.

Graduates of the HIT program are able to collect, analyze, process and evaluate health data and control the use and release of health information. Graduates are also able to supervise staff and function as an integral part of the health information management team. Furthermore, successful completion of all of the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree requirements enables students to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing examination through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

    School Overview

    Raritan Valley Community College is a public, two-year community college located in North Branch, New Jersey. The institution was originally founded in 1966 as Somerset County College. The college was renamed Raritan Valley Community College in 1987 when it became the official community college for two counties: Somerset and Hunterdon. The mission of RVCC is to be “...an educational community that works to develop critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, promote leadership, encourage social responsibility, support personal growth, and sustain engaged citizenship within a diverse population of students and community members.”

    RVCC offers associate's degree programs and certificates. Several programs can be completed entirely online.

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