Nov 27, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology


(AAS-HIT)
(Medical Records Technology)

Program Description:


The Health Information Technology program is a two-year technical program leading to an Associate Degree, which prepares the individual to work in hospitals and other health care settings managing health information in paper and electronic format. Health Information Technology combines a profession in health care with information technology. Health Information Technicians maintain, collect, and analyze data crucial to the delivery of quality patient care.

There are two options for this program; day or evening. The Evening Option is a part-time option that is completed over six semesters; all courses are offered during the evening or online except for the Professional Practice Experience I and II.  The Evening Option will be available based on the number of applicants.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply to take the AHIMA certification examination for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). The HIM associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233.1100, www.cahiim.org.

Notes:


Campus Location:


Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4824

Day Option


1st Year (Day Option)


2nd Year (Day Option)


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology 75 SH



**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

*BAD 2533  or IST 1264  may be substituted with approval of the program chairperson.

Evening Option


1st Year (Evening Option)


2nd Year (Evening Option)


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology 75 SH



**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

*BAD 2533  or IST 1264  may be substituted with approval of the program chairperson.