Health Information Technology Associate in Science
Without the staff to report all the health data, our doctor’s offices wouldn’t function efficiently. With this in-demand degree, you will learn to utilize technology to collect, analyze, monitor and report health data to the appropriate parties. Students will learn to process clinical codes, patient requests, billing and compliance with the goal of protecting patient privacy.
Getting Started: Fall Term 2021
June 14: Financial Aid
Aug. 16: Application
Aug. 23: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$890||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the sensitive data doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality medical care in hospitals, physicians’ offices and long-term care facilities. Insurance companies and government agencies also employ these professionals to manage patient health information and records, administer computer information systems and code diagnoses and procedures.
Graduates of this program have numerous employment options in healthcare facilities, government agencies and managed care organizations. To learn more, visit hicareers.com.
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 21 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students may complete the following college credit certificate as part of the Health Information Technology A.S. degree:
- Medical Information Coder/Biller
DirectConnect to UCF: Graduates of the A.S. degree in Health Information Technology who meet additional requirements are eligible to transfer to the University of Central Florida’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Information Management. Students planning to transfer should review requirements of a "C" or higher in their discipline-specific courses. UCF also requires that students complete Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting as prerequisite courses for the B.S. in HIM. However, these courses are not required for the A.S. in HIM degree at Seminole State.
Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA), (AHIMA001)
- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), (AHIMA002)
- Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P), (AHIMA003)
- Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)
- Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)
- Certified in Health Care Privacy & Security (CHPS), (AHIMA010)
- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), (AHIMA007)
Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.