The online Associate of Science in Health Information Technology prepares students with a foundation in analytical, technical, and management skills which are associated with health information. Students learn to support the principles and management of health information and technologies, including knowing how to ensure the quality of medical records by utilizing systems that manage and store patient data. Courses also teach practical skills in the management and supervision of medical records and healthcare reimbursement processes, and a combination of general education and core curriculum courses help develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
This degree program requires 63.5 credits for completion.
A 180-hour practicum is required in this program consisting of 45 hours at an onsite practicum location and 135 hours in a virtual practicum setting. Due to state/territory regulations, students who reside in certain states/territories complete the practicum component in a 180-hour virtual practicum setting.
High school diploma or GED
Level I background check
Accreditation & Licensing
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Not authorized for residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C.
Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota residents are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree due to state requirements and restrictions.
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