In accordance with the mission of St. Philip's College, the mission of Health Information Technology (HIT) is to provide an environment fostering excellence in technical achievement while remaining responsive to the needs of the community. The mission is fulfilled by providing education and training that assures demonstration of health information entry level competencies by the graduates of Health Information Technology program.
What is Health Information Technology? This link from the American Health Information Management Association will provide you with a wealth of information. You will find Career Maps which depict the variety of career options that you can focus on.
All program curricula have been developed in cooperation with an Advisory Committee comprised of health Information professionals from the local and surrounding community and in compliance with appropriate accrediting agency requirements.
Entire curricula is offered online with the exception of Clinical I
Students must be aware that program courses include both a lecture component and a lab component which generally means more anticipated class time than the credit hour of the course. Example: HITT 1341has two (2) lecture hour components and four (4) lab hour components which equal to a total of six (6) hours anticipated class time per week. For every class time hour, students must include an additional 30-60 minutes for reading, completing homework, and preparing for class. In the example above, add three (3) additional hours to the six (6) hour class time, which equals a total of nine (9) hours per week devoted to the class.
Failure to successfully complete (grade C or better) any two (2) courses in the curricula, will result in the student being dropped from the program with no option to reapply.
Students must communicate with their assigned faculty advisor on a semester to semester basis prior to enrollment for subsequent semesters. Faculty advisors are assigned at the time of acceptance to the program.
Request for graduation must be submitted to the program director no later than the semester prior to the anticipated graduation date.
Professional Organizations & Sites of Interest
The Health Information Systems (HIS) program maintains close ties with professional organizations representing healthcare documentation career fields.
Additional career and related information for Health Information Technology and Coding career fields may be obtained at the following sites.
Related state and local associations may be obtained at the following sites.
Faculty & Staff