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​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.

 

 

 

 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for employment as health information technicians or medical record technicians, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Employment Types:
Health information technicians, medical record technicians in a variety of healthcare settings

Program Length:
70 credit hours

Admission Requirements:

  • Admission requirements for TPP programs are the same as admission to the College: standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Most TPP program courses require students to be College-ready, which means the student must have appropriate placement scores, complete any needed developmental education or meet the requirements for a documented exemption.
  • Satisfactory completion of program prerequisite courses

Academic Division:
Technology and Professional Programs

Contact:
(850) 201-8352 or techedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information


Note:


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, History/Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.

Prerequisites (10 credit hours)


Not all courses are offered in all semesters. View course description for availability.

Program Courses (60 credit hours)


Semester 2: Spring (13 credit hours)


Semester 3: Summer (6 credit hours)


  • Any General Education Humanities  course 3 credit hour(s)
  • Any General Education Social Science  course 3 credit hour(s)

Semester 4: Fall (11 credit hours)


Semester 5: Spring (11 credit hours)


Semester 6: Summer (6 credit hours)



Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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