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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 health care data, protect the privacy of 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. 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. The program has been fully online since inception and has been accredited for over 10 years.

The health information management accreditor of Neosho County Community college is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in health information technology has been reaffirmed through 2021-2022. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Students must demonstrate proficiencies in reading, basic math, English and computer literacy through required/recommended courses and/or assessment scores. All courses with the ALHT prefix are offered online ONLY. Courses may be sequenced in a specific order to meet individual course pre-requisite requirements. Pre-requisites for the courses are noted in the college catalog and the HIT handbook. Contact the program director for further details on online course offerings and recommended course sequence.

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How to Enroll into the Program

HIT Application and Immunizations Forms

HIT Program Handbook & Program Information

HIT Brochure


Additional Information


Financial Aid Facts

AHIMA Student Recruitment

USM Brochure

Bachelor Articulation Agreement with University of St. Mary

University of Cincinnati Transfer Agreement 

Charter Oak State College Brochure

Charter Oak State College MOU



For more information contact:
Director of Health Information Technology
(620) 432-0323