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Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology

Explore the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology at NMSU Online

The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) degree prepares students to be job ready to work in physicians' practices, health facilities, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, law offices, and federal and state governmental agencies. Qualified, trained professionals often find jobs quickly in this high-demand field.

NMSU Online helps you meet your academic and career goals on a flexible schedule! Our 61-62 credit hour program enables you to learn more than just the procedural and regulatory knowledge needed to work in this field. Students work collaboratively with NMSU Online's faculty to build strong technical skills necessary to modify medical records for legitimate users, even as they protect patient privacy and maintain information security.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Graduates of NMSU Online's Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) carry a strong foundation of health information technology skills to help you excel in the healthcare field. This program is designed to ensure that students' knowledge of health information is complete, so that students may go on to apply credits to a four year-universities, including New Mexico State University.

NMSU Online teaches you the skills to set you up for success in health infotech:

  • Analyze and evaluate health records that comply with health information standards and regulations.
  • Explore the history and current issues of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, including system components and care providers.
  • Maintain and utilize a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems. 
  • Write, transcribe, and maintain healthcare information in written or electronic form.

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Career Pathways

Graduates of NMSU Online's Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree program can explore positions including these types of work:

  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding Specialist 
  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Medical Records Supervisor
  • Operations, Procedures, and Therapies

NMSU Online also offers many flexible, affordable and 100% online bachelor's degree programs to choose from.

 

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