This program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Learn more.
Looking for a career where you can become an essential part of the healthcare team? Would you like to work in a role "behind the scenes," using electronic databases and the electronic health record (EHR)? If you are interested in combining an aptitude and interest in healthcare with computer technology, then a career as a Health Information Technician could be just right for you.Every healthcare setting needs skilled health information technicians to manage, analyze, secure, and report data. This need will increase as the EHR continues to evolve and the national medical coding system changes. Employment settings include insurance companies, managed care organizations, hospitals, physicians' offices, long-term care facilities, computer system vendors, among many other settings that maintain healthcare data.At CVTC you will be able to experience this career first hand through classroom discussions, hands-on classroom lab learning activities, and professional practice experiences. The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).Graduates from this program are eligible to write the national certification examination offered by AHIMA to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). These are credentials required by employers for most positions in this field. This is an extremely challenging and rewarding career!
The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.
ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.
Students whose COMPASS® scores do not meet the minimum levels should meet with an academic advisor to develop a Remediation Plan which may include taking specific coursework.
Submit proof through a transcript that you have received a grade of C or better in the course(s) below: Two semesters at high school level with a "C" grade or better each semester (high school transcript) OR One semester at postsecondary level with "C" grade or better (college transcript).
Once you have successfully completed Phase One and Two you will either be accepted into your program, or placed on a waiting list if your program is full.
Applicants in the process of satisfying COMPASS® minimums and completing academic prerequisites coursework must submit a Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office after all coursework is completed and grades have been processed.
A pre-entrance health history and physical examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of this program. The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.
See our International Students website for more information.
View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.
The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit www.efollet.com
Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.
The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.
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