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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals acquire, organize, and manage health information data.  They ensure quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.  They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases and registries, and maintenance of patients’ medical treatment histories

Educational options

  • Short-Term Certificate
  • Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • The HIT Coding Certificate program will provide students with the necessary background to complete an entry level coding exam, such as the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams.

What can I earn?

The national average for annual earnings is $35,900 and the hourly earnings is $17.26. The top 10% annual earnings is $59,200 and the hourly earnings is $28.44.

Your future

Employment is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 – 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

program Faculty

Name & Title
Contact
Joan
Wilder
Program Director
205.391.5852
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