Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS) Information

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Allied Health Department

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Department Head
Dr. Mitzie Sowell
(850) 484-2301
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Accredited By:

The Health Information Management accreditor of Pensacola State College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate in Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2020-2021. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

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Introduction to the Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS) Program

Health Information Technology Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Health Information Technology Program is to provide quality educational opportunities to students seeking to enter the healthcare field as registered health information technicians to meet the needs of the community and profession. These educational opportunities are consistent with national, state, and local goals and support the mission of Pensacola State College.

Program Description

The two-year degree provides a student with the technical skills necessary to prepare, analyze, and maintain health information required by the patient, health facility and public. The Associate Degree, Health Information Management Program at Pensacola State College is accredited by the Commission On Accreditation For Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM; www.CAHIIM.org). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national qualifying examination offered through AHIMA for certification as Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

 

Health Information Technology Program Goals

GOAL 1: Meet the needs of the community by providing a well-prepared workforce.

GOAL 2: Provide competent instructors with the knowledge to teach in their respective disciplines.

GOAL 3: Prepare students to pass the national credentialing examination above the national average.

GOAL 4: Provide students with current and up-to-date instruction and professional practice experiences.

GOAL 5: Provide ongoing curriculum review and improvement opportunities that reflect changes in the profession.

GOAL 6: Encourage students to participate in professional associations at the college, state, and national level.

GOAL 7: Collaborate with the community to develop continuing education opportunities and development of new programs and/or certificates.

 

The Associate in Science in Health Information Technology includes College Credit Certificate in:



Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
209
2023 Prj. Openings
247
Est. Annual Openings
10.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$31,869.74
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
91
2023 Prj. Openings
103
Est. Annual Openings
3.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$32,349.46
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
9491
2023 Prj. Openings
11159
Est. Annual Openings
455.4
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$35,916.03


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