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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 / video.

Applying to the Health Information Technology Program

The application for the Fall 2022 program will be available after January 3, 2022.

Prior to beginning 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.)

Begin Application

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 2020 was 62%; the class of 2020 RHIT pass rate for first time test takers is 73%; the employment rate for graduates of the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2020 is 100% and the student satisfaction rate for graduates of the Health Information Technology program for the class of 2020 is 100%.

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.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Health Information Technology

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development.  For more information on House Bill 1507, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1507.

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

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.

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