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Health Information Technology

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For your safekeeping

The days of written charts hanging from a hospital bed or examining room door are over. The medical records of patients deserve safer keeping, and as a health information technician you’ll be the one maintaining them in a secure, electronic format.

In addition to record-keeping, you’ll also serve as liaison between health care providers, patients and insurance companies, handling their requests for information.

It’s a career that places you at the very heart of the health care system, even if, in many positions, you’ll be able to work remotely from home.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Health Information Technology

Getting it right

Technical skills are essential in this field, where a coding error could have far-reaching consequences. Our graduates are known for the precision they bring to their work, as well as having a good “bedside manner” when interacting with doctors, patients and insurance reps.  

Credit for their success goes both to them and to our expert faculty, all of whom have worked in health records management. They’ll teach you the ropes, including:

  • Diagnostic and procedural coding
  • Pharmacology
  • Health care statistics
  • Data informatics
  • Legal and accreditation issues
  • And, much more!

Hear it from the faculty

Professor Kristin Dunsmore, our program advisor, can tell you all about this program. Contact her at 586.226.4809 or

The convenience of choices

Too busy to drive to campus? Just like the work itself, you can complete our program entirely online from home. You can also choose our hybrid format (half online/half on campus), which utilizes our state-of-the-art Health Information Technology laboratory.

The program leads to an associate degree in Health Information Technology and qualifies you to take the national Registered Health Information Technician accreditation exam. And, whether it’s next up or down the road, credits earned will transfer if you decide to advance your education and your career with a bachelor’s degree.

Job opportunities after you graduate from our program will be immediate and extensive, including doctor’s offices, hospitals, clinics, adult care facilities, insurance companies and governmental agencies.

Check out what’s available locally and the average salary you can expect.

And when it’s time to find your first job as a health information technician, our Career Services team is here to help with the search, including preparing your resume and nailing the interview.

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