Yavapai College

1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Associate of Applied Science - Health Information Technology

Program Details

Yavapai College offers students the opportunity to earn an education through an entirely online learning format. The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology is available to students seeking the necessary skills for immediate entry into the competitive job market.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology aims to prepare students to enter or excel in current positions of supportive health care professionals. The allied health care field is in need of well-educated graduates capable of providing basic care, billing, insurance, administrative, and technical medical skills. The introductory AAS degree intends to gives students a critical blend of information technology, communications, and health care concepts. Earning the HIT specialization may give graduates a competitive edge when seeking to further in current careers or when pursuing new ventures in the healthcare field.

The degree is comprised of 74 credit hours, and delves into the core concepts of HIT such as: Disease Processes, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Reimbursement Methods, Human Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Medical Terminology. The specialized courses aim to bridge the gap between professionals who provide clinical care and those who are responsible for managing the acquired information.

Graduates should become well-versed in the intricate technology systems that exist to ensure proper steps have been taken to recommend and administer the appropriate care for each individual patient. The learned skills may give students the necessary confidence to pursue entry-level positions as well trained and educated professionals.

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Associate

Requirements

Students must have an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card, TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis, CPR for Healthcare Providers card, immunizations outlined in application, reading proficiency.

Restrictions

N/A

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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