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SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS OPEN FEBRUARY 1

January 14, 2021 – Shelton State Community College (SSCC) Health Information Technology (HIT) will accept applications for its certificate and associate degree in applied science programs beginning February 1, 2021.  Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2021.

 

SSCC Health Information Technology can now be completed virtually.  With all courses now available online, this program is the first in the College’s Heath Services area to be available in this format.

 

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.

 

The Health Information Technology Program at SSCC has initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Only graduates of CAHIIM-accredited programs are eligible to take the national examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Shelton State Community College is one of only three CAHIIM-accredited programs in the state of Alabama.

 

Spacing for the program is limited to twenty-five participants, and students are required to attend a mandatory health information program session prior to submitting an application.

 

For additional information, contact Joan Wilder at jwilder@sheltonstate.edu.