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Health Information Technology, Associate of Applied Science

The Health Information Technology associate of applied science degree program will provide you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and technical skills necessary for managing health information within the health care delivery system.

You will study:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Diseases
  • Pharmacology and laboratory procedures
  • The scope of the health information management system
  • The origin, use, content and format of health records and release of information
  • ICD-10-CM and CPT coding
  • Health care reimbursement
  • Legal/ethical aspects
  • Data analysis, quality and supervision in health information

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The Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science degree at Central NM Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Health Information Technology Program Outcomes Data 2017-2018:

  • Job placement rate: 40%
  • RHIT exam pass rate: 75%
  • Retention rate: 94%; 
  • Attrition rate: 6%

Electronic Health Informatics

The need for specialists who understand both the medical record and the technology aspects of the electronic health record will be in high demand as the healthcare industry transitions from a paper-based health record to an electronic one. The Electronic Health Informatics degree will prepare you to work in the profession of electronic health records.

Electronic Health Informatics program courses will be discontinued beginning Spring 2020. Fall of 2019 will be the last semester we will offer courses to complete this associates of applied science degree.

Electronic Health Record

The need for specialists who understand both the medical record and the technology aspects of the electronic health record will be in high demand as the healthcare industry transitions from a paper-based health record to an electronic one. This program prepares you to work in the profession of electronic health records. As a graduate, you will be able to provide support for health information management systems but will not have training in medical coding.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid AHIMA RHIT certificate, you can receive credit for courses in the Health Information Management program by filling out the following form: