Certificate of Completion in Health Information Technology

NMSU Online degree programs are designed to serve students who want to pursue a program or course(s) via technology (100% online, hybrid or ITV formats) . NMSU Online offers programs in online and hybrid formats for Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorates,  as well as and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

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The Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Completion Program prepares students to be job ready for entry-level positions in organizing and managing medical records, billing and coding, or as a health information technician. Work settings include physician practices, health facilities, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and federal and state governmental agencies. Job duties include analyzing and evaluating health records that comply with health information standards and regulations; coding symptoms, diseases, operations, procedures, and other therapies for maximum reimbursement; ensuring that health information is complete and available to legitimate users while protecting patient privacy and maintaining information security; and maintaining and utilizing a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems. Your next career step, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology, is also available through NMSU Online.

College: Carlsbad Community College Online and Dona Ana Community College Online
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 31-32
Program Length: 1-2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: NMSU Community College Rates

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