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If your interest in healthcare lies in data management, MVCC’s Health Information Technology (HIT) will give you the skills you need to get your start as a health information technician in a variety of healthcare settings. Though the program is available completely online, you will also gain experience through a 120-hour Professional Practice Experience, an on-site learning opportunity that will give you a real-world look at what your post-graduate career could be.
The program provides students with a strong background in health information management as well as general education courses, including anatomy and physiology, computer concepts and applications, medical terminology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and math statistics, all of which are necessary to begin a health information management career. Graduates are eligible for entry-level positions in data structure and content management, and information governance; information protection, which includes access, use, disclosure, privacy, and security; information, analytics, and data use; revenue cycle management; health law and compliance; and organizational management and leadership.
Retention and Graduation
Retention and graduation results are based on the IPEDS Right-to-Know (RTK) cohort, students that are:
- Enrolled in college for the first time
- Enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours)
- Matriculated into a program, in this case Health Information Technology
Student Achievement/Program Outcomes
Reporting Period: Aug. 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021
- Employment & Transfer Rate: 100% (86% employed six months after graduation 14% transferred to a four-year undergraduate program)
- Employer Satisfaction of Graduate Survey: 100% indicated the OVERALL ratings for quality of the HIT program graduates were 67% excellent and 33% above average.
- Program Satisfaction of Graduate Survey: 100% indicated OVERALL graduates strongly agree the HIT program quality prepared them to be HI professionals.
- RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rates: 100% of the students who sat for the RHIT exam passed on the first attempt.
The Health Information Technology accreditor of Mohawk Valley Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associates degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028-2029. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohawk Valley Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, www.msche.org.
All applicants must meet or be working toward the completion of the following prerequisites at the time of application:
High school diploma complete, in progress, or its equivalent and the most recent of the following:
- A current overall college GPA of 2.0 (minimum of 12 credits)
- High school average of 75
- An SAT math score of 530 or higher, OR
- An ACT math score of 19 or higher, OR
- An appropriate MVCC Mathematics Placement test result, OR
- A minimum grade of C or better in a college-level mathematics course taken within the last seven years
- High school chemistry with a lab or a college-level chemistry course completed within the last seven years is recommended but not required.
- High school biology with a lab or a college-level biology course completed within the last seven years is recommended but not required.
- Keyboarding and Microsoft Office Professional are recommended but not required.
Prerequisites can be taken at other colleges. Please consult the Advisement Office to determine if those classes meet the minimum criteria. Credit-bearing prerequisite courses will require a minimum grade of C or better.
Graduates have successfully transferred to:
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
- Medical coder
- Electronic health record training specialist
- Clinical documentation specialist
- Health information manager
- Health information technician
- Practice workflow implementation specialist
- Project manager
- Reimbursement specialist/medical biller
- Privacy/security officer
This report is a U.S. salary survey conducted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) that provides a snapshot of compensation for health information professionals.
Program Mission Statement
The online Health Information Technology program provides high quality education in health information management that is responsive to the needs of the communities of interest and meets the diverse learning and scheduling needs of students. The program curriculum offers opportunities for students to demonstrate the knowledge and skill-based competencies required for successful completion of national certification exams and for employment as health information technicians in a variety of healthcare settings.