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Health Information Technology

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 67

Format: Online (except for clinical)

Time to Complete: 2 Years

Start Term: Fall or Spring

Location: Davidson Campus

Average Starting Salary

$30,700-36,260/year ($14.76-17.43/hour)

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What You Can Get

What It's About

The Health Information Technology Curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and skills to process, analyze, maintain and report health information data in compliance with legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards.

Courses You'll Take

Course work includes diagnosis and procedure coding/classification systems, privacy and security strategies, health informatics, data analytics and use, revenue cycle management, regulatory compliance, and organizational leadership.

What You'll Gain

Graduates of the AAS program may be eligible to write the national certification exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

67 Credit Hours: $5,092

Student Fees: $386.25

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Inpatient Coding
Outpatient Coding
Health Information Coordinator
Director HIM
EHR Coordinator

Cahiim Accreditation Logo. Text reads: "Cahiim Accredited Program"The Health Information Management accreditor of Davidson-Davie Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the associate 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 info@cahiim.org (opens in new window).

Program Director 
Heather Watson, RHIA
Smith Health Sciences Center – Office 120
336.249.8186 x6310

Program Faculty: Shannon Grubb

Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of  Davidson-Davie Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

  • 100% of students that entered the final year of the HIT Program graduated. (Class of 2022)
  • 100% of the students that completed the HIT Graduate Survey indicated satisfaction with the education they had received. Employers of recent graduates also indicated 100 % satisfaction with the recent graduates they hired. (2021-2022)
  • 75% of graduates passed the RHIT exam on the first attempt during the 08/01/2022-10/31/2022 time frame. (Percentage reflects most recently provided results.)
  • 100% of the students that completed the HIT program graduate survey indicated they were employed or had gone on to further their education. (2021-2022)

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