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Health Information Technology Program
Career Outlook

Students in the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program are prepared to work with electronic health records in the ever-changing healthcare arena including organizing health information, compiling health statistics, coding disease diagnoses, and enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Why Study Health Information Technology at CSN?

Upon certification, our graduates can enjoy careers as registered health information technicians in hospitals, long-term care facilities, government agencies, and law firms among other industries.

Limited Entry Program

NOTE: The Health Information Technology Program is a limited entry program. Students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling prior to application.

Degrees and Certificates

placeholderHealth Information Technology: AAS

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The HIT program combines academic courses on campus with professional practice experiences at clinical affiliate sites. Health information is used in every aspect of health care planning and delivery.

placeholderMedical Coding: CA

The Medical Coding Program is designed for students to become coding specialists with demonstrated knowledge and skills in applications of classifications and nomenclatures to health information.  Coding with approved classification systems is required for direct patient care, research, and reimbursement.

Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of College of Southern Nevada is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021.  All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.


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Program Outcomes:

CSN HIT AAS Degree Graduation Rate
2019-2020: 63%

Employment Rate - within 6 months of May 2020 graduation: 100%

RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rates for 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020

CSN 1st Time Pass Rate: 100%

National 1st Time Pass Rate: 74%