Student working on computer for health information technology

Program information

MVCC's Health Information Technology (HIT) program prepares students with skills and knowledge to obtain entry-level positions as health information technicians in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will be provided with appropriate background in health information management and 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. Program 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

Retention

MVCC was not accepting students into HIT between 2007 and 2017. There were no first-time enrollees in HIT in Fall 2017.

Fall Semester 2nd Semester Retention 3rd Semester Retention
Fall 2005 75% 50%
Fall 2006 100% 100%
Fall 2007 50% 33%
Fall 2017 N/A N/A


Graduation

Graduation rates include students completing the program in 150 percent of normal time. HIT is a two-year program, therefore graduates are students completing in three years.  

Fall Semester Students Graduates
Fall 2005 4 0
Fall 2006 1 0
Fall 2007 6 1


Employment

Employment data are based on an internal survey of graduates.

Grad Year Grads Survey Respondents Related Employment Unrelated Employment Seeking
Work
Not
Seeking
Work
Transfer
2006-07 3 3 1 1 1 0 0
2007-08 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
2008-09 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
2009-10 6 4 2 1 0 0 1


See semester-by-semester roadmap, as well as end-of-program student learning outcomes.

Prerequisites

All applicants must meet or be working toward the completion of the following prerequisites at the time of application:

Minimum

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 Math
  • 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

Recommended

  • 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.

AccreditationCAHIIM Accreditation Seal

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601, 312-235-3255, www.cahiim.org. CAHIIM accredits associate and baccalaureate degree programs in health information management, and master's degree programs in the health informatics and health information management professions in the United States and Puerto Rico. CAHIIM is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036, 202-955-6126, chea@chea.org. CHEA is a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

Mohawk Valley Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606, www.msche.org.

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.

Contact Us

Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor Karen Getman, MS RHIA
Office: Payne Hall 369, Utica Campus
Email: kgetman@mvcc.edu
Phone: 315-792-5378
Fax: 315-731-5855