Our program teaches you to compile and process digital and traditional patient medical records in any health care setting while maintaining their security, integrity, confidentiality, and availability.
Some common skills and abilities needed for this program include clerical and computer knowledge; written, oral and reading comprehension; excellent near vision; critical-thinking skills; accuracy handling information; and the ability to evaluate information to comply with required standards.
We offer a Professional Certificate in Medical Coding, which can lead directly to employment or count toward the AAS degree. Curriculum incorporates the disciplines of medicine, management, information technology, and law; as a graduate, you’ll be well trained to work in large hospital systems or private physician practices.
Demand for skilled health information technicians is strong and continues to grow. Jobs also are available as coders, health information clerks, medical records clerks, and medical records analysts. Salaries range from $22,300 to $34,100.
Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).
- This program is offered online with clinicals at various locations.
The Health Information Technology accreditor of State Fair Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2024. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.
Program data for 2019-2020 academic year:
- National average RHIT pass rate (first-time test takers) – 76 percent
- SFCC’s average RHIT pass rate – 42 percent
- National average CCA pass rate (first-time test takers) – 82 percent
- SFCC’s average pass rate – 95 percent
- Employment rate – 78 percent within 6 months of graduation
- Graduation rate – 78 percent*
*Percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program