Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program prepares students for the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification. Graduates with (RHIT) certification are employed in a variety of settings such as acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.
The Health Information Technology field involves the gathering, storage, and abstraction of health data. This data can be transformed into meaningful and useful information that can be utilized by various professionals for a variety of purposes. Career opportunities for individuals with the RHIT certification may include employment as Health Data Analyst, Electronic Health Record Specialist, Records Technician Specialist, Insurance Claims Analyst, Clinical Coding Specialist, Physician Practice Manager, Patient Information Coordinator, and Medical Records Technician.
The Atlantic Cape Community College Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is a cooperative program completed in conjunction with Camden County College. The Camden County College Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is offered in two (2) phases. The first year of study, the pre-professional phase, consist of courses in general education, mathematics, science, and health information technology offered at Atlantic Cape. The second year, or the professional phase, of the program includes the remaining health information technology courses and professional practice opportunities offered at Camden County College.
Upon completion of the prerequisite coursework (pre-professional phase) here at Atlantic Cape students apply to Camden County College for admittance to the professional phase of the program. Students must complete each course in the pre-professional phase with a grade of “C” or better and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher to be considered for the professional phase of the program.
For additional information, please contact Myrna Morales Keklak at (609) 343-5033 or email@example.com. For questions about the professional phase of the program please contact Linda Mesko, Camden County College, at (856) 968-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degrees and Certificates
ENGL080 and MATH074 or MATH099 with a grade of C or better or Placement test score or SAT score.
HESC110 and BIOL220 with a grade of C or better.