Health Information Technology
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Health Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program with online courses that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in medical records.
Health information professionals play a critical role in health care—even though they rarely interact with patients. Every time you hear a health statistic on the news, read a doctor’s diagnosis in your medical record or use your health insurance card, you can be sure a medical record technician has played a part. Health information technicians are specialists in preparing, analyzing and managing medical records. They play a key role in coding and reimbursement and are considered experts in assuring the privacy and security of health data. In Valencia’s HIT program, students learn how to collect, analyze, monitor and report health data, using the latest technology. As more doctors and hospitals move toward electronic health records, trained technicians in this field will become more in demand than ever.
This program is offered completely online, so students can take classes any time, any where
Program lasts for 5 semesters, after all the pre-admission course requirements have been met.
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? You may receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications.
Valencia’s A.S. Degree and Certificate programs placement rate ranges between 90% – 95%. Health Info Tech average salaries ranges from $32,000 - $38,000
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Attend a Health Sciences Information Sessions for an overview of the limited access Health Science programs at Valencia College and the procedures for enrolling in them.
The advising staff can answer program-specific questions, assist in career and educational planning, and offer expert educational guidance for students seeking career opportunities through the completion of an A.S. or B.S. Degree or a Certificate program.
Valencia College accepted 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.
Program Outcomes for the Health Information Technology Program:
A.S. Health Information Technology
Yes. Students must be a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or hold a non-immigrant visa with employment authorization. Non-immigrant status students can visit the U.S. Department of State directory of visa categories to verify employment eligibility.
Please review this information in the program guide
Yes, some are offered online, however the lab science courses have limited offerings and may not be available every term.
No, you may take the prerequisite courses at any Valencia campus.
Once you have applied to Valencia, you will need to request official transcripts sent from your previous institution. The admissions office will evaluate all transcripts once they are received to determine transfer credit.
No. The Health Information Technology program does not require the TEAS.
The overall GPA is a minumum 2.5.
The application period is once per year and the deadline to apply is June 15th. The program starts in the Fall term.
The Health Information Technology program accepts 25 students each Fall term.
Starting Fall 2015, the Health Information Technology program will be fully online. Health Information Technology courses must be taken in the order according to the course sequence guide. The practicums in the program will be completed at an assigned clinical site. Students should plan to spend 1-2 days per week Monday through Friday during the hours 8am-5pm at their assigned practicum site during the semester in which they are enrolled in the practicum course.
Download & fill out the Health Information Technology application. A non-refundable application fee of $15 must be submitted with the program application to the Business Office by the application deadline or it will be denied (this applies to mail and in-person submission).
Please make sure you have met all admission requirements and your application is complete, as missing documentation or requirements can result in denied admission. All items listed on the Program Guide Admission Checklist must be completed PRIOR to submitting a Health Information Technology Application