The Certificate in Health Information Technology – Coding Program is designed to train students for employment in the healthcare industry as medical coding specialists. Medical coding specialists collect patient data and organize it to maintain patients’ privacy and security. They are also responsible for making sure an organization’s record-keeping stays in line with government regulations. This certificate program has no general education requirements and can be completed in less time than the Health Information Technology (A.A.S.) degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the AHIMA certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Program graduates can seek employment at hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, insurance companies or any other organization that uses health information.
The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.