Health Information Technology A.S. (2159)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The HIT, A.S. program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
CaHIIM accreditation will allow students to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam offered through AHIMA. This nationally recognized certification is often a requirement for employment in the industry. Students enrolled in the TCC AS degree in HIT while the program is in candidacy status will be eligible to sit for the exam once full accreditation has been attained. For further information call the TPP Division office at 850-201-8352.
This degree introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare delivery system, health information management and health information systems. It focuses on all of the concepts recommended by the American Health Information Management Association. Students will be proficient in human anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. Students leave this program with advance health code knowledge, including the ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Students are prepared to work as a managerial professional in the HIIM field.
The program ends with capstone courses that provide students with the opportunity to develop additional professional and technical skills, and to practice these skills in clinical and seminar setting. This program offers courses in both a lecture and hands-on lab setting. Students can complete this degree in two full-time academic years.
TCC offers a series of certificate programs that build to an Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology. Students may begin with any of the certificates, or enter immediately into the degree program. Each certificate or degree will provide students with the skills and credentials to move into the job market or advance to the next academic level.