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Health Information Technology

Health information technicians enjoy rewarding careers in healthcare and cutting-edge information technology. They are trained to accurately compile, analyze and maintain medical records consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates earning an A.S. Degree in Health Information Technology take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam and seek employment with a hospital, outpatient surgery center, clinic, physician’s office or government agency. Some technicians even work from home.

Getting Started

The Health Information Technology program is a selective-admissions program. Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Health Information Technology Application Book.

For more information, contact:
DeVonica Vaught
dvaught@irsc.edu

Health Information Technology Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Health Information Technology program, must view the online information.

Applying to the Health Information Technology Program

The application for the Fall 2023 program will be available after January 3, 2023.

To begin the application process:

  1. Read the Health Information Technology Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the Health Information Technology program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Apply Here

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Health Information Technology Program Graduate Outcomes

The cumulative graduation rate for the students admitted to the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2021 was 63%; the class of 2021 RHIT pass rate for first time test takers is 100%; the employment rate for graduates of the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2021 is 100% and the student satisfaction rate for graduates of the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2021 is 100%.

Licensure Requirements

Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) website to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida or one of the compact states after graduation, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum.  If you wish to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam in another state, contact the department of management systems in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Completion of the Health Information Technician requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam in Florida.

Health Information Technology Program Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Indian River State College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Associate in Science

Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC. Students interested in virtual learning may complete the Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree program entirely online. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

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