Program Code: 3520
The Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree is a CAHIIM accredited 70-credit hour program.
Health information (HIM) professionals, an allied health profession, lead efforts to ensure the availability, accuracy, integrity, and security of all data related to patient healthcare encounters that result in better clinical and business decisions to enhance healthcare quality.
HI professionals play a critical role in gathering, analyzing, and protecting the data that doctors, nurses and other health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care. They are experts in managing, securing, and ensuring the accuracy and the integrity of the patient health information and health records, administering information systems, coding, and billing the diagnosis and procedures for health care services provided to patients. HI professionals are the bridge between clinical, business, and technology needs within a healthcare facility. HI professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home health care providers. Students needing additional information should check the program website: https://www.sfcollege.edu/programs/3520 or contact a Business Programs advisor.
Students who successfully graduate with an AS degree in Health Information Technology are prepared and eligible to obtain their RHIT national certification to include a coding certification and others, based on experience. Upon successful completion of STA2023 and at time of graduation, students are eligible to receive their revenue cycle management certification, data analysis management certification and their AS degree in Health Information Technology.
Student is to be familiar with Microsoft Applications as they will be used throughout the program. If not comfortable or need a refresher, please take CGS1101 prior to taking HIM1000
If STA2023 is taken, student is eligible for Data Management Analytics (DMA) Certificate
Professional practice experiences requirements 30—40 hours face to face time within a facility. All required data elements must be present. Various costs may be incurred based on where the student is placed.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses.