What is Health Information Technology?
Are you interested in a career in a growing field? Would you like to learn the most up-to-date patient-record technology in the medical field? Do you enjoy being in an office environment? Would you like the opportunity to work from home? If so, the Health Information Technology program may be the perfect fit for you!
Accreditation: The Health Information Technology program at Gateway Community & Technical College
is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information
Management Education (CAAHIIM). CAHIIM can be reached at www.cahiim.org, or at 233 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL. 60602-5800, 312-233-1100.
Graduates with a HIT Associate degree are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination.
Most required Health Information Technology courses are offered as hybrid courses (50% online and 50% in classroom.) All courses for this program are held at our Edgewood campus. There are options for day and evening scheduling.
HIT Medical Records Coding
Obtain your HIT Medical Records Coding Certificate in as little as one year at Gateway. Medical coders analyze patient records to determine the correct diagnoses and procedure codes for many different types of healthcare facilities. The certificate can prepare you to earn a coding credential such as CCS, CCA, or CPC. You can also complete your certificate while earning credits towards an Associate degree in HIT.
What are my career choices?
Where can I work?
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
AAS Health Information Technology
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
Program Statistics for 2017-2018
Retention rate: 53%
Attrition rate: 47%
Graduation rate: 40%
Job placement rate: 70% of graduates are working in the healthcare field