The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is a 100% online course that deals primarily with medical billing and coding. It is designed to prepare students for a career doing important, specialized behind-the-scenes work in the medical field.
With a vast majority of HIT work is done on a computer, medical billers and coders are needed almost anywhere medical insurance is processed, including hospitals, private physician practices, physical therapy facilities, chiropractic offices, medical equipment suppliers, and specialized healthcare facilities.
Our 21-month Associate’s Degree program includes a three-month externship, which can take place online or in-person. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam after program completion. The CPC is one of the two most desirable credentials that employers look for when hiring medical billers and coders.
A Competitive Edge
This program gives students a huge edge over graduates from other schools in this area because they will have a degree and a CPC credential, not just a diploma and certification. Credentials are better than certifications because the exams are much more difficult to pass.
If you love problem solving, reading medical documentation, solving puzzles, helping people, and working in an industry that is constantly changing, then HIT is right for you!