Apr 17, 2024  
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Health Information Technology, A.A.S. (A45360)


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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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates Will:

  1. Demonstrate effective, professional written and oral communication skills with consumers and co-workers.
  2. Use and apply critical thinking skills and basic health information management principles to recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
  3. Perform and interpret math calculations related to descriptive healthcare statistics.
  4. Use current technology to access and process health information.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level health information competencies.
  6. Practice in a legal, ethical, and professional manner by demonstrating responsibility, initiative, positive attitudes toward those of diverse backgrounds, integrity, time management skills, and the ability to work in teams in a healthcare setting.

Admission Information


Students applying for admission to this program MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for General Admission to the College. In addition, students will need to demonstrate college readiness for English and math as exhibited through the college placement test, a placement test waiver, or completion of the acceptable coursework. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in determining your college readiness and will develop an academic plan, review progress, address issues, and confirm all minimum requirements are met for this program. 

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Total Program Hours: 71


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