Health Information Technology

Health information professionals are the managers of vital medical data, which facilitates quality patient care. Health Information Technology is also known as medical records technology. This program combines general education courses, health information courses and clinical experiences to enhance the relation of theory to practice. Upon completion, the student is eligible to take the national certification exam given by the American Health Information Management Association.

Explore a broad range of career opportunities with a health information technology degree. BSCC’s Health Information Technology program offers the following degree programs:

  • Health Information Technology (AAS Degree)
  • Medical Coding (MC) – Short Certificate
  • Medical Transcripts (MTR) – Short Certificate
  • Office Administration (AAS Degree)

Student outcomes include an employer and graduate satisfaction rate of a 100% for HIT graduates. In addition Student Outcomes includes an employment rate of 95% for HIT graduates.

Accreditation

Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, certificates and short certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or log on to http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Bishop State Community College.

The Health Information Technology Program at Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor Chicago, IL 60601-5800. Please e-mail all inquiries to CAHIIM Staff at info@cahiim.org or website.

The student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree upon successful completion of the program.

 

Classes held: Baker-Gaines Central Campus

Department/Faculty

Annalesia Sharpe, Director, HIT Program, Tel. 251.404.4455, asharp@bishop.edu

Courtney Sanderson, HIT Instructor, 251.405.4454, csanderson@bishop.edu
For degree requirements, see the Course Catalog.  For current class offerings, see Class Schedules.

Important Dates

  • Wed 07

    Final Exams (Day and Weekend)

    December 7 - December 13
    Mon 12
    Thu 15
    Fri 16

    Duty Days for Staff

    December 16 - December 22