This Tech-Prep degree program is a professional program which is designed to lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation of the American Health Information Management Association. Students are eligible to apply to take the national examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). In the academic study program, students study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic disease processes, medical transcription and word processing, record storage and retrieval, medico-legal aspects, quality improvement, data processing, health record science, hospital statistics, and human resource management.
This program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities. Students are trained in assembling, analyzing, coding, abstracting, transcribing, filing, and maintaining health records. Part of the learning experience will include working in the health information management department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the national examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.