Effective 2023 Fall: This program is in Teach-Out Status. No NEW students will be enrolled. Current students must complete the program by 2024 Spring. The Last semester these classes will be offered will be 2024 Spring.
Health Information Technology
Richmond Community College offers Health Information Technology (HIT) under a Cooperative Agreement with Pitt Community College (PCC). Students can start at RichmondCC towards earning their HIT degree. However, the actual degree will be awarded by PCC. The PCC HIT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, Ill 60601-5800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. RichmondCC provides students the opportunity to complete up to 33 credit hours at RichmondCC to be used toward completion of the 74-hour Associate in Applied Science in the Pitt Community College Heath Information Technology program. All classes taken at PCC can be completed online. Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
The Health Information Technology Curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and skills to process, analyze, maintain, and report health information data in compliance with legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards.
Course work includes diagnosis and procedure coding/classification systems, privacy and security strategies, health informatics, data analytics and use, revenue cycle management, regulatory compliance, and organizational leadership.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.
Will I be suited for this type of work?
Health information technicians should be organized and detailed oriented, as well as somewhat computer savvy.
How long does it take to complete the program?
This is a two-year program culminating in an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Can I complete this program online?
Ninety percent of the class work for the Health Information Technology program at RichmondCC can be completed through online courses. You will also receive 96 hours of clinical experience working onsite at local medical facilities.
Can I advance to a higher degree?
Yes, after obtaining your associate degree from PCC, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree or even a master’s degree.
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