Healthcare regulations and technologies evolve rapidly, setting the stage for a rewarding, in-demand career ripe with the opportunity for lifelong learning. As a health information technology professional, you can expect to affect patient information quality and care at every point in the healthcare delivery cycle. You will be an integral part of the team, protecting patient health information data.
With our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in health information technology, you'll learn how to manage health records efficiently and ethically. Featuring online coursework, our one-year medical coding certificate will help you find a job in healthcare settings such as hospitals and medical clinics.
Why Study Health Information Technology at Front Range Community College?
Learn to work in the world of medical records at FRCC. Our online AAS degree in health information technology will teach you how to organize and analyze health information efficiently. You'll also study legality, privacy and ethics. This two-year program includes firsthand clinical work experience to give you on-the-job knowledge.
Your two-year online program also includes in-person hands-on work experience. There is an internship at the end of the program that gives you an opportunity to work with a HIT professional before you enter the workforce.
With this degree, you will be eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam.
Our top-notch program has a proven track record of helping students succeed.
- 84% of our program graduates pass the RHIT national exam on their first attempt. (The national pass rate is 70%.)
- 85% of our program graduates who pass the RHIT exam work in a healthcare-related position.
Our one-year online medical coding certificate program will prepare you to work in billing and reimbursement. You'll learn the ICD classification system used by hospitals and doctors' offices. You'll also get hands-on work experience to help you prepare for your career while completing an internship at the culmination of the program.
AAS in Health Information Technology
Program Locations: Online, Westminster
Total Credits: 64 credits (4 semesters)
Study the medical information and records industry. You'll learn how to analyze and protect patient data.
- Health information management science
- Medical record terminology
- Healthcare reimbursement
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- ICD, CPT and PCS Coding
- Law and the healthcare professional
- Health data and information systems
You will be eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and receive the RHIT credential.east See Admissions Requirementseast View Program Details
Program Locations: Westminster
Total Credits: 29 credits (2 semesters)
Learn the medical coding skills used by hospitals, long-term care facilities and doctors' offices. You'll study how to maintain accurate medical records by translating details from a patient's medical documents—such as doctor notes, lab reports, procedures and diagnoses—into universal medical codes. You'll ensure accurate billing and reimbursement for medical offices.east View Program Details
Careers & Outcomes
Your degree or certificate program in health information technology can open doors for a career in a variety of healthcare settings.
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
The Right Fit
See how Carolyn Pitcher found a satisfying and stable career in health information technology through FRCC.