Health Information Technology - Associate in Applied ScienceCurriculum Code: 730
This degree is designed for the student who is seeking a professional career based in the healthcare arena. The field of Health Information Technology deals with the gathering, storage, and abstraction of health data. This data can be transformed into meaningful and useful information that can be utilized by various professionals for a variety of purposes. Students educated in the field of Health Information Technology can perform various job duties and are employed in a variety of settings. Acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies are just a sampling of employers. This field has a national professional organization, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students seeking current information on the growth of the field, salary information, and types of employers should access the national organization via www.ahima.org.
When You Graduate
When You Graduate AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after graduating bot those who change their plans find that most of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges. Students are encouraged to visit the NJ transfer website: www.njtransfer.org for transfer course equivalencies. Upon successful graduation from the program at Camden County College, graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination offered by the professional association, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Once achieved, certification is an important hallmark for professionals in the field of Health Information Management.
Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to: •Effectively demonstrate competencies with the most current coding software. •Effectively use practical coding tools such as medical records and operative reports. •Effectively demonstrate entry-level competencies in the area of Health Information Management (HIM) •Be eligible to take the national certification examination for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
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Total Credits: (67)
A joint AAS degree program with Camden County College (Online Completion)