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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology

(Medical Records Technology)

Program Description:

The Health Information Technology program is a two-year technical program leading to an Associate Degree, that 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.

This program is offered as an online program with some courses having a face-to-face option. Professional Practice Experience I and II require the student to attend clinical during the day at scheduled times during the second year of the program.

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), 233N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233.1134.


Campus Location:

Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4824

Total: 4 SH

1st Year

2nd Year

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

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

**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.