The Health Information Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research. Program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.
Program AccreditationThe Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Management Technology program at Atlanta Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Upon graduation, students will be eligible to take the national certification examination for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
To learn more about HIM careers: http://www.ahima.org/careers
Minimum Program Length: 6 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $10,725
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
Program Outcome: For HIMT Academic Year 2017, program outcomes are as follows:
- The program’s graduation rate is 90%
- The program’s retention rate is 90%
- The program’s job placement rate is 80% of HIMT graduates that take the RHIT national exam obtain gainful employment in the HIM field within one year of graduation
Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at tcsg.org.
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