As virtually every medical care facility has moved to electronic medical record keeping, the need for health information technicians responsible for healthcare data in a variety of formats has become even more important. At Schoolcraft, students can earn either a health coding specialist certificate or health information technology associate of applied science degree to improve their opportunities to qualify for a position in this rapidly changing field.
At Schoolcraft, our faculty is trained in the latest technology, along with state and federal legislation related to medical recordkeeping standards. Schoolcraft’s Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students will enjoy a combination of classroom, laboratory and off-campus experiences in a variety of healthcare facilities with supervised professional practice assignments to expand their learning opportunities.
- The coding specialist certificate prepares students to review and analyze health records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedures for patient services, translating diagnostic and procedural phrases utilized by healthcare providers into coded form.
- Associate of applied science degree graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician examination.
- A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in all classes and full and part-time programs are available.
- The program has transfer agreements with many state universities.