find your fit in the healthcare field.
As the healthcare system strives to provide increasingly efficient and effective care, patient information is a high priority. Earn an Associate in Health Information Technology from DeVry University, and explore your opportunities in the medical field. Our CAHIIM-accredited1 program also provides built-in preparation for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) RHIT Certification Exam. Use your associate degree as a standalone credential, or apply your credits towards your bachelor’s degree at DeVry.
GET TO KNOW OUR ASSOCIATE IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
As an Associate in Health Information Technology student, you receive not only the procedural and regulatory knowledge related to the field, but also a strong technical background. Our program helps prepare you to modify and recommend medical records and much more. Experienced faculty members help you develop a solid background in current coding and chart management software, health data content and structure, health services and information systems, insurance and reimbursement procedures, and medical coding. All curriculum is based on current Associate Degree entry-level competencies outlined by the AHIMA.
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Associate Degree in Health Information Technology in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
Graduates of our Associate in Health Information Technology degree program may consider the following careers:
Medical Coder Biller
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical Records Analyst
Medical Records Supervisor
Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.
Core Program Courses
Health Information Technology
|HIT111||Basic Medical Terminology|
|HIT120||Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems|
|HIT141||Health Information Processes with Lab|
|HIT170||Health Information Fundamentals Practicum|
|HIT203||International Classification of Diseases Coding I with Lab|
|HIT205||International Classification of Diseases Coding II with Lab|
|HIT211||Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab|
|HIT220||Legal and Regulatory Issues in Health Information|
|HIT226||Data Applications and Healthcare Quality with Lab|
|HIT230||Health Insurance and Reimbursement|
|HIT272||Health Information Practicum Capstone|
|HIT272L2||RHIT Certification Preparation|
General Degree Courses
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
|BIOS105||Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab|
|BIOS260||Fundamentals of Pathophysiology|
|BIOS275||Pharmacology and Medical Treatment|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|