Health Information Technology

 

Inactive Status

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredited HIT Program is inactive effective February 18, 2020. The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is not accepting new students for admission into this accredited program.  Following the end of Inactive Status, in December 2021, the HIT Program will no longer be accredited.

Students who started the program in January 2020 and earlier, may complete the HIT Program under the current CAHIIM accreditation by December 2021 and meet the eligibility requirements for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

Students are still able to enroll in HIT courses that will continue to be offered for the Health Information Technology degree program and the ongoing Medical Coding certificate program (as non-accredited programs). Health information technicians organize and evaluate patient health records for a hospital, physician's office, or other health care facility. Medical coders assign diagnostic and procedural codes to support health care records and billing functions. 

Please contact a counselor if you have any questions.

Fresno City College Health Information Technology Program (HIT) is designed to educate and train students for entry level practice, obtain an Associate of Science degree, be eligible to take the national certification exam and work in a structured health care setting. Fresno City College also offers a Medical Coding Certificate which prepares recipients to complete testing for a Coding Credential.

Degrees 

  • Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology (F.4621.AS)

Certificates

  • Medical Coding Certificate of Achievement (F.4627.CA)

Act Now

  1. Attend or view a Nursing & Allied Health Orientation.
  2. Meet with a Health & STEM Pathway counselor
  3. Complete necessary program requirements

Check our Catalog for recommended sequence of courses. To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes. HIT courses are taught online.  Some courses are also offered on-campus as well.  It is recommended to complete general education courses prior to taking the sequence of HIT courses.

Certification

Graduates of the HIT Program will be eligible to take the national certification examination for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The RHIT exam eligibility requirements and application information are available on AHIMA’s website.

CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Report Outcomes

  1. HIT Graduates
    • 2017-2018 = 9
    • 2018-2019 = 12
    • 2019-2020 = 13
  2. Job Placement Rates
    • 2016-2017 = 80%
    • 2017-2018 = 77%
    • 2018-2019 = 71%
  3. RHIT Exam Pass Rate
    • 2016-2017 =75%
    • 2017-2018 = 100%
    • 2018-2019 = 71%
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Accreditation

The Fresno City College Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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