Associate of Applied Science • 64 Credit Hours
Health information technicians are the professionals responsible for maintaining components of health information systems in a manner consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.
Health Information Technology A.A.S.
Associate of Applied Science
67 Credit Hours
Healthcare Data Management
Certificate of Applied Science
40 Credit Hours
The health information technician may be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information systems including the electronic record and the data that it includes.
Professionals holding the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential are health information technicians who:
With experience, the RHIT credential holds solid potential for advancement to management positions, especially when combined with a bachelor’s degree.
Program Outcomes based on 2019-2020 academic year.
The HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT accreditor of Mountwest Community and Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for ASSOCIATE degree in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been reaffirmed through 2026. 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 email@example.com. 2027-28
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
2019 Median Pay
$40,350 per year
Number of Jobs
215,500 in 2018
Much faster than average employment.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Health information technicians work in a wide variety of settings including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care facilities, state and local health departments, insurance companies, rehabilitation centers, and physician’s offices.
Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.
Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, will lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.