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Health Information Technology

Health information technicians enjoy rewarding careers in healthcare and cutting-edge information technology. They are trained to accurately compile, analyze and maintain medical records consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates earning an A.S. Degree in Health Information Technology take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam and seek employment with a hospital, outpatient surgery center, clinic, physician’s office or government agency. Some technicians even work from home.

Getting Started

The Health Information Technology program is a selective admission program. Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Health Information Technology Application Book.

For more information, contact:
DeVonica Vaught
772-462-7535
dvaught@irsc.edu

Health Information Technology Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Health Information Technology program, must attend a Health Information Technology Information Session at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Health Information Technology Program

IRSC is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Health Information Technology program. The application deadline is August 5, 2019.

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Health Information Technology Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC, and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar), and select Health Information Technology Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Health Information Technology. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Health Information Technology Program Graduate Outcomes

The cumulative graduation rate for the students admitted to the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2017 was 83%; the cumulative pass rate for the Registered Health Information Technician Exam (RHIT) for the class of 2017 was 80%; and the employment rate for graduates of the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2017 is 75%.

Health Information Technology Program Accreditation

The IRSC Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program are eligible to take the AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Health Information Technology

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Associate in Science

Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC. Students interested in virtual learning may complete the Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree program entirely online.*

*One of 14 degree programs with courses that can be completed online through the IRSC Virtual Campus. At least one proctored assessment is required for each online course. Some programs may also require the student to complete a practicum experience.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

Wage and employment data for the example careers that follow is provided by Career Coach (powered by EMSI). EMSI uses data, reports and forecasts that are generated using government data sources and proprietary analytical processes. Educational requirements vary by career.
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