Health Information Technology
AAS in Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program trains health information technicians to provide reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. The program utilizes standards established by the American Health Information Management Association to train entry-level technicians to effectively work with health information systems, manage medical records, and code information for reimbursement and research. Students will leave the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, present, abstract, code, store and/or retrieve healthcare data for the support of departmental operations, and clinical and business decision making in healthcare or related organizations.
Employment is available in a variety of settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, consulting and law firms, skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, insurance companies, and more. In addition, graduates of associate degree programs in HIT may transfer into HIA baccalaureate degree programs. Graduates of baccalaureate degree programs are known as health information administrators.
This is a new program for NCCC. We have received Accreditation for the Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
You will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites. Prerequisites can be found on the reverse side (Guide to Completing Program Requirements) or in the college catalog. Students must take General Biology lecture, Intro to Human Biology or pass a test out examination prior to taking Human Anatomy & Physiology. Students with low computer skills must take Intro to Computer Information Systems.
Click here to view the current program sheet.
HIT Application and Health Forms
HIT Program Handbook & Immunization Forms
AHIMA Student Recruitment
Bachelor Articulation Agreement with University of St. Mary
For more information contact:
Director of Health Information Technology
Richard Ryan, (785) 242-2067, ext. 355