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Catalog 2017-18

Health Information Technology AAS Degree


Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00153

The health information technology program will prepare the student to be a health information technician. The technician is responsible for performing tasks related to the use, analysis, validation, presentation, abstracting, coding, storage, security, retrieval, quality measurement and control of healthcare data in paper-based, hybrid and/or electronic health record systems.

The program coordinates classroom, laboratory and off-campus experiences in a variety of healthcare facilities, such as acute care hospitals, ambulatory care centers, mental health facilities and other health-related facilities. The off-campus activities include supervised, professional practice assignments. The student gains experience in applying knowledge to technical procedures in health information systems. 

The health information technician is detail oriented and recognizes the business aspects of healthcare. The technician will have a strong interest in activities, such as assisting medical staff in evaluating the quality of healthcare, protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient information and utilizing healthcare data.

Health information technology courses should be taken in accordance with prerequisites; a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course is required. Graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examina‑ tion. The program is designed for the full-time or part-time student.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree. 

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.

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