Health Information Technology

Associate in Science Degree

Valencia College will accept its first class of Health Information Technology students in January, 2014. The health information technology occupation is one of the fastest growing professions in one of the fastest growing industries. Health information professionals provide reliable and valid information that drives health care. Health information technicians are specialists in managing medical records, coding and reimbursement, and possess the skills to critically think and problem solve.

Health information technology professionals play a key role in preparing, analyzing and maintaining health records and are considered experts in assuring the privacy and security of health data. The health information field is increasingly focusing on electronic patient records, database management, privacy and security. Health information technology professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, long term care, home health care, and insurance companies.

The program is a limited access, two year Associate in Science degree program.

The Program Guide, application and application deadline may be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/west/health/

The Associates Degree Health Information Technology Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

The 2017 graduation rate for the Health Information Technology Program is 83%.