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Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)

Become a health information technology professional

The healthcare industry has a growing need for skilled employees who manage important health information and support medical practitioners. Jamestown Community College’s Health Information Technology degree prepares you for data-driven jobs that the healthcare industry demands.

You can immediately enter the workforce with your associate’s degree and pursue careers in medical transcription, medical coding, medical insurance, and records management. Whatever path you choose in HIT, you will help keep a medical practice or healthcare facility running smoothly by organizing and managing data in paper and electronic forms.

While at JCC, you’ll develop your analytical and interpersonal skills and access the latest in health information technology through both the classroom and Virtual Lab (VLab) training. You will then put what you learned to practice with a 135-hour internship during your final semester. This opportunity to work in a professional healthcare setting will give you the experience needed for employment in HIT.

The United States Department of Labor’s Economic Development and Employer Planning System occupational projections have forecasted that New York State will experience a faster than average growth rate in the medical records and health information technicians occupations.

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Available Online

Available Online

This program is available 100% online and on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

  • Medical coder
  • Documentation specialist
  • Health information technician
  • Medical billing specialist

Virtual Lab & Fieldwork

Virtual Lab & Fieldwork

Virtual Lab (VLab) brings professional health technology software to the classroom, which will prepare you for your 135-hour field placement.

Related Majors

Related Majors

More about VLab training

As a health information technology student at JCC, you will have access to both classroom and Virtual Lab (VLab) training. VLab is an online participative health information technology and management work environment program. Featuring applications and lab lessons, VLab brings the same health information technology software to the classroom that you will use as a professional. VLab also provides you with the option of becoming a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which provides access to professional networking, research, and other resources.

 

 

 

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology

3

HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures

3 Values and Ethics

BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 College Composition Diverse Perspectives

Natural Sciences Elective - Biology

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3 Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Discuss employment opportunities.
  • Visit the Learning Center.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management

3

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3 Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 College Composition Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

4

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HIT 2440: Medical Coding I (CPT)

4

HIT 2430: Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription

3

CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3 Cultural Understanding

Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology or

ANT 2520: Peoples/Cultures of World or

BUS 1650: Global Business

3 Global Perspectives
  • Discuss internships.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

HIT 2450: Medical Coding II (ICD-10-CM)

4

HIT 2460: Health Insurance and Reimbursement

4

BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship

5 Applied Learning
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Use College Central Network and other resources to begin job search.