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2016-2017 VSCC Catalog 
2016-2017 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology - A.A.S.

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The Health Information Technology program is specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the health care industry in maintaining health records in many kinds of agencies such as: hospitals, ambulatory health care facilities, industrial clinics, state and federal health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, group practice clinics, community health centers, student health centers, veterinary facilities, and other areas. The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

In order to be eligible for admission into the HIT program, students must successfully complete with a grade of “C” or higher HIT 115, INFS 1010, AHC 115*, BIOL 2010, and BIOL 2020.  A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required along with a screening interview.  Applicants must apply no later than March 15.  After formal acceptance into the program, three consecutive semesters of study are required for graduation. For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog.  For more information on how to apply to this program, contact the Program Director.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (17)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (66)

Career and Salary Information

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Clinical Data Analyst $25,000 $40,380
Coder $35,000 $40,380
HIM Clerk $22,250 $37,710

Career and salary information taken from US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics http://data.bls.gov/.  Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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