C45360HS Total credit hours: 15
The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.
Upon successful completion of all courses in this CCP pathway, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Health Information Technology from DCCC.
Once students complete the certificate they can continue their coursework towards an associate degree.
Graduates of the A.A.S. program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.
NOTE: Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain clinical experience, employment, or certification in the Health Information field. Prospective students should obtain additional information from a College counselor or program faculty member prior to seeking admission.
A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all HIT, BIO, MED, and ENG prefix courses in order to progress in the program.
Criminal Background Check
A criminal background check, drug screen, and up-to-date immunizations are required by the clinical site prior to participation in the clinical component.
If any clinical facility denies a student’s participation in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program.
NOTE: Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain clinical experience, employment, or certification in the Health Information field. Prospective students should obtain additional information from a College Adviser or program faculty member prior to seeking admission.
In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program. Health Information Technology Technical Standards (PDF)