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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (AAS.HITP) 70-71 credit hours
Medical Insurance Coder/Biller (CER.MDCD) 40 credit hours

HIT graphicWelcome! You may already be a HIT student at San Juan College or you might be looking for more information on how you can become one. Either way, you have an interest in an exciting and rapidly changing health care career field.

Is HIT for you? Do you have an aptitude for science, but also like management, law, and computers? Are you interested in working in health care, but not directly with patients? Are you detail oriented? To find out more, below are two recommended websites with further information on careers in HIT.

 

At San Juan College we offer the following programs: an Associate of Applied Science Degree in HIT and a Certificate in Medical Coding/Billing.

Your success is our priority at San Juan College. Please feel free to contact San Juan College Admissions or our HIT Department for more information or to address any questions that you have about the college or our program.

Program Basics

All courses are offered online. Students must have access to a computer, the Internet (DSL or cable recommended) and a webcam. Webcams are used for proctored final exams. Coursework includes anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical coding, reimbursement, legal issues, supervision, quality management, and electronic health records.

Employment Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information technicians is expected to increase by 22% through 2022. Technicians with a strong understanding of technology and computer software will be in particularly high demand. Health information technicians work in a variety of settings such a physician offices, clinics, nursing care facilities, hospitals, home health care agencies, federal government agencies, and insurance companies. Entrants into this field usually have an associate degree or higher degree.

Accreditation

The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Students who complete the AAS in Health Information Technology (HIT) will be eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Heath Information Technician (RHIT) exam.


For more information, please call Deborah Honstad at (505) 566-3597. Or send us an email at hitp@sanjuancollege.edu.