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2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.


The Health Information Technology major provides students with a wide range of skills required to be successful in the Health Information Department of a medical facility. The graduate is eligible to write the national examination for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

The Health Information Technology program at DSCC is an online program. All HIT courses are offered online.

This major is specifically designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. Students who plan to pursue a higher degree should plan to meet with the HIT program director or faculty member.

To facilitate success in this program, all students should enroll in ORN 1010 - Orientation: Learning to Succeed  during their first semester at DSCC.

Students in the Health Information Technology program must earn a C or better in all classes in the HIT curriculum.

TYPICAL JOBS: Director of a health information management department, assistant director/supervisor or clinical coder for a healthcare facility

Use Degree Works to view a sample degree plan.

Total: 69 Semester Hours


*For lists of eligible electives, see the appropriate section of the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements .

The Health Information Technology Program at Dyersburg State Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).