A career in Health Information Technology is right for you if you want a career that offers diverse opportunities and a chance to work in health care but not directly with patients; have an aptitude for science but also like law, management and computers; and enjoy working with professionals such as physicians, nurses, administrators and lawyers. Health Information Technology combines a profession in health care with information technology. Health Information Technicians maintain, collect and analyze data crucial to the delivery of quality patient care. They are a critical component of the electronic health record workforce.
AACC’s Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information data. The program also will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system. Students will gain practical externship experience in a health information technology environment associated with settings such as a hospital, clinic, or managed care organizations that support the technical and information systems of a health care system.
Successful completion of the program awards an Associate of Applied Science degree. Health Information Technology graduates can choose from a variety of work settings across an array of health care environments.
First consideration will be given to candidates who are Anne Arundel County residents at the time of application. This program is competitive, requiring separate admissions procedures. Limitations of health care facilities for clinical and field rotations make enrollment restrictive. Attend an information session to find out the latest requirements for admission and the criteria used to select students for the program. Admission requirements are available online; however, you must also attend an information session or view the session online.