Health Information Management Technology
DivisionLife Science & Public Safety
Health information management technology requires a unique blend of medical, business, and information systems skills. Our program’s hands on labs consists of healthcare software experiences including the electronic health record, encoder, and Microsoft applications. The degree program capstone is a practicum with 100 supervised hours in the field.
Coders and health information technicians work primarily in hospitals or physicians’ offices, though employment is available in variety of healthcare settings, insurance companies, government entities, and third party vendors. The median annual wage for health information technicians was $40,350 in May 2018 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of our students continue their education with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Mangagement and pursue the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. Students can also seek additional coding credentials through certification exams.
Specific Facility, Tools Or Educational Tools Available
All of the Health Information Management Technology classes are delivered in computer laboratory classrooms to maximize use of healthcare software applications. Certification exam study materials are available in the coding diploma certification course and the degree program practicum course.
Formal Articulation Agreements
We do not currently have any formal articulation agreements for this program. However, some students do contine their education at other college and universities. If you have questions about transfer eligibility, please reach out to the program chair.
HIMT 1200- Legal Aspects of Healthcare HIMT 1400- Coding & Classification- ICD Basic HIMT 2150- Healthcare Statistics