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Health Information Technology
Announcements Updated 8/30/2018
- Application period for Fall 2019:
August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019
- 2019 Application Information
Note: If you have attended City, Mesa, or Miramar Colleges, you do not have to submit an official transcript. Your transcript will be obtained directly from the records office on your behalf.
Program Mission Statement
The Mission of the Health Information Technology (HEIT) Program is to prepare students for employment as successful Health Information Technicians.
The HEIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), therefore, graduates are qualified to sit for the national board examination to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT's). The curriculum is designed to meet the increasing need for professionally trained Health Information Technicians in acute-care hospitals, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities and governmental and private agencies.
The two-year program provides emphasis in the areas of storage and retrieval of records, quantitative analysis of medical records, coding and indexing the medical records, legal aspects of medical records, supervision of medical records, department personnel, calculation of healthcare statistics, performance of healthcare quality improvement studies, implementation of the electronic health record and an introduction to health care delivery systems.
Program applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Information Sessions for Fall 2018:
Monday, September 17 4:00 pm S-100 building (S-201)
Wednesday, October 17 5:00 pm S-100 building (S-206)
Wednesday, November 28 5:00 pm S-100 building (S-206)
1) 92% of RHIT candidates who took the exam within 6 months of graduation successfully passed the national examination and became Registered Health Information Technicians (n=13).
2) 92% overall success rate for all courses in the HEIT program.
3) 80% of graduates are employed (76% in the field) with an average salary of $51,000 per year.