Health Information Technology, Associate in Science (A.S.)
The mission of the Health Information Technology (HIT) programs at Florida Gateway College is to provide quality and affordable HIT programs that will produce highly educated and highly skilled graduates who will meet the workforce needs of our communities while making a commitment to lifelong learning.
The Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare the graduate to work with and manage health-related information. Health Information Technicians collect, organize, analyze, and manage data used in the healthcare profession. Most health information technicians, also known as HIT professionals, work in a variety of settings including healthcare facilities, insurance companies, and government agencies. The Health Information accreditor of Florida Gateway College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM at 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) national certification exam.
Program hours will vary. Courses are offered in both hybridand online formats.
The median annual wage for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in the state of Florida is $37,470.
The need for health information professionals is projected to grow 11% by 2028, much faster than the average job growth rate, according to the Department of Labor. Industry job titles include:
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A student interested in the Associate in Science in Health Information Technology degree program is required to meet all general admission requirements of Florida Gateway College and achieve acceptable scores on the college placement exam.
The following is a suggested sequence for the required courses:
General Education and Other Required Courses: 25 Credit Hours
Summer Semester: 3 Credit Hours
Fall Semester: 9 Credit Hours
Spring Semester: 12 Credit Hours
Fall Semester: 10 Credit Hours
Spring Semester: 11 Credit Hours
Information Technology A.S. Total 70 Credit Hours
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