Prepare to start making a difference with an associate degree in health information technology.

Baker College’s Health Information Technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM); a globally recognized accreditation organization. CAHIIM accreditation is a means for assuring academic quality in higher education for health information management (HIM) professionals. Program accreditation by CAHIIM is necessary to be eligible for the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) National Certification Exam. Upon completion of Baker’s HIT program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Exam and earn the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) credential for employment marketability. The RHIT credential assures employers that the credentialed graduate has the expected professional knowledge and skills relevant to make a meaningful contribution to health care.

HIM professionals have skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems, administrative, and clinical work flow. HIM is focused on operations management which is crucial to ensuring an accurate and complete medical record, as well as cost-effective information processing. HIM professionals are prepared for the acute care environment and are often part of the information technology staff and clinical informatics professionals responsible for the electronic health record. Baker’s HIT program continues to meet or exceed the rigorous standards set by the CAHIIM Board of Directors, and our graduates continue to enjoy entry-level to management-level positions with healthcare organizations throughout the United States.

This is an open enrollment program.

The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-1683; (312) 233-1100.

  16-17 First Attempt RHIT Pass Rates Job Placement Rate 16-17 Program Graduation Rate 16-17
Allen Park 80% 74% 100%
Clinton Township 87% 57% 83%
Flint 100% 85% 88%
Jackson 100% 100% 100%

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Associate of Applied Science - Health Information Technology

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