Prepare to analyze and manage patient care data with a Health Information Technician (HIT) Associate’s degree. This CAHIIM-accredited online program can help you gain experience with a system-wide view of electronic health records (EHR), develop skills in medical billing and coding and pursue a career as an HIT professional in as few as 18 months.1 Advance your HIT degree—and advance your skill set for a variety of healthcare positions. This Health Information Technology program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.
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- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- The application fee for each qualified student’s first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Strive for Industry Certification
Our program academically prepares you for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. Additionally, the cost of your RHIT exam is included in total program costs.2
Advance in the Industry
Our graduates feel confident advancing their careers as an allied health professional and health information roles in a variety of work settings.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for medical records and health information technicians is 14%.3 An HIT degree online from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Healthcare System Insight
Gain an overview of the entire healthcare and electronic health record systems, and communicate effectively as part of a healthcare team.
Patient Information Management
Manage patient-specific data to ensure the appropriate maintenance and release of sensitive and confidential medical information.
Medical Billing and Coding
Study medical billing and coding procedures to link between patients, healthcare providers and insurance companies.
Advanced Healthcare Technology
Understand changes in healthcare technology so you are prepared to work in many health information roles.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HIM 2304
- 4 Credits
- HIM 2588
- 5 Credits
- HIM 2652
- 4 Credits
Management of Health Information Services
Studies management, supervision, human resources principles and quality improvement management with application to health information service departments in various healthcare settings.
Healthcare Data Management and Statistics
Teaches how to calculate, interpret and manage healthcare data. Practices skills in research, presenting reports and graphs and policies and procedures for managing data.
Healthcare Information Technologies
Studies the history, trends and challenges of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Examines how to plan, implement and manage EHR systems.
25 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact a program manager who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Will I Take These Classes?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.