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2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology


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(AAS-HIT)
(Medical Record 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. 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.  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.

Campus Location:


Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4844

Day Option


1st Year (Day Option)


Summer Session (Day Option)


Total: 7 SH


2nd Year (Day Option)


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology 76 SH



Progression Requirements:

  1. All required courses must be completed with a "C" or above.
  2. Students are required to take the RHIT exam in the graduating semester.

**Additional Graduation Requirement: 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 CPT 1324  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 76 SH


Progression Requirements:

  1. All required courses must be completed with a "C" or above.
  2. Students are required to take the RHIT exam in the graduating semester.

**Additional Graduation Requirement: 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 CPT 1324  may be substituted with approval of the program chairperson.

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