Build Your Future as a Health Information Technician
Health information technology involves the study of the principles and practices of acquiring, analyzing, and securing digital and paper-based health and medical information vital to providing quality patient care. Health informatics, health information management, and health information technology incorporate the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one exciting and dynamic curriculum working to transform the delivery of health care. Because of this unique mixture, program graduates are in control and can choose from a variety of work settings across an array of health care environments.
The Health Information Management/Health Informatics accreditor of Cypress College is the Comission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associates of Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through the end of 2021 (reaccreditation survey planned for August 2021). 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.
Graduation and pass rates for the program last year are as follows:
- Graduation Rate: 82%
- Employment rate: 86%
- Registered Health Information Technology national exam rate: 100%
Frequently Asked Questions
Upon completion of one of these programs, students will be awarded an associate in science degree.
The program can be completed in two years.
The program is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is three units per course. The unit cost for the certificate and associate in science degree will vary depending upon the number of prerequisites needed. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid.
Career opportunities upon completion of this program include medical records and health information technician. The average annual salary is $52,987.
- Eligibility for admission to Cypress College.
- Completion of ENGL 100 C with a grade of “C” or better or transcript showing course in progress,
- Completion of CIS 111 C Computer Information Systems with a grade of “C” or better or transcript showing course in progress,
- Completion of HS 145 C Survey of Medical Terminology with a grade of “C” or better or transcript showing course in progress, and
- Eligibility for MATH 120 C Introduction to Probability and Statistics or transcript showing appropriate Math course in progress.
For additional information, see: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/health-science/Health_Info_Tech_2017.pdf
Please consider attending an information workshop about Cypress College Health Science Programs. The Health Science Workshop Schedule and Reservations link is here: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/health-science/Health-Science-Workshop-Series.pdf