Prepare to start making a difference with a health information technology associate degree.
Health information technology (HIT) professionals have skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems, administrative and clinical workflow. 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.
The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential assures employers that the credentialed graduate has the expected professional knowledge and skills relevant to make a meaningful contribution to healthcare. This is an open enrollment program. Completion of all graduation requirements will enable the student to sit for the National Certification (RHIT) Examination.
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Health Information Technology classes are taught exclusively through Baker Online. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study Health Information Technology?
A health information technician is a skilled professional responsible for maintaining, organizing and producing medical information. The curriculum prepares students for employment in any healthcare setting. Health information technology professionals enjoy a broad selection of job opportunities and options for professional growth. Health information technology and work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, governmental agencies and home care providers. With a health information technology associate degree, graduates can be employed as a health data analyst, insurance claims analyst, records technician specialist, clinical coding specialist, physician practice manager or patient information coordinator.
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The Baker College Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology is a two-year program consisting of 60 credit hours (45 hours of major courses and 15 general education requirements). Our curriculum includes human anatomy and physiology, three coding courses and a 120-hour capstone work experience.View Full Curriculum
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Coding II ICD
Health Information Technology Professional Practice Experience
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The College of Health Science is proud to offer courses that include Extended Reality (XR) learning. These experiences provide immersive, hands-on learning that will prepare you for a successful career in the healthcare field.
Outcomes & Performance
The mission of the health information technology program is to provide students with the opportunity to build on knowledge and develop the skills necessary to be employed as a health information management (HIM) professional.
The Associate Degree Program in Health Information Technology at Baker College Online is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate Degree Program in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the following:
200 East Randolph Street, Ste. 5100
Chicago, Illinois 60601/ www.cahiim.org/ 312-235-3255
Online Classes Available Anywhere
Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Unavailable on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live