The medical field is one of the fastest growing fields in America. Do you have an aptitude for science, but also like management, law, and technology? Are you interested in working in healthcare, but not directly with patients? Are you detail oriented? If the answer is yes, then the exciting and rapidly changing career of Health Information Technology (HIT) may be for you.
San Juan College offers two programs within Health Information Technology, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in HIT and a Certificate in Medical Coding/Billing.
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.
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.
- Rapidly growing and in-demand field
- 100% pass rate on certification exams 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
- 100% online program
The Associate Degree, Health Information Technology Program at San Juan College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
To help satisfy the needs of the health care community by preparing Health Information Technology professionals by means of an online learning program and to successfully contribute in a dynamic work environment.
To be the model of online Health Information Technology education by providing a broad spectrum of strategic courses employing the latest technology to advance our curriculum and developing the critical thinking skills of our students