Applicants to certain programs should be aware that a criminal background check may be required while they are enrolled in the program, or as a condition of employment in the field; certain internship and/or practicum sites, such as health care facilities, may limit or deny clinical privileges to those who have a prior or current criminal record; and certain licensing boards may refuse to issue a license to practice based upon prior or current criminal offense(s). To learn more about whether the program or profession in which you are interested has such requirements or limitations, please see the Department Chair.
Upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology program, the graduate is expected to:
- Comply with the professional code of ethics of AHIMA and maintain effective professional conduct at all times.
- Be prepared for certification for the RHIT credential.
- Demonstrate the entry level skills as outlined in the Domains, Subdomains, and Tasks of AHIMA.
- Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving within their scope of practice.
|Hospital||Home Health Care Agencies||Law Firms|
|Clinics||Mental Health Facilities||Physicians' Offices|
|Nursing Homes||Health Maintenance Organizations||Software Companies|
|Consulting Firms||Private Insurance Companies|
CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION
Students must complete 68 credits in the Health Information Technology program and achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses. Students must attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association.