Health Information Technology

The application deadline for this program is February 12, 2018. To obtain an application, students must first meet all minimum admissions criteria (MAC) for the academic program. The MAC can be found in the "Admissions Information Packet" on the right tab of this page. Once the MAC have been met, students may obtain the online application link from their Admissions Specialist and submit the application along with any required documentation or materials by the deadline. Before meeting with an Admissions Specialist, please be sure to view the Online Information Session and complete the final assessment. The Online Information Session will provide vital information about the admissions process for this program.

Central Carolina Community College's Health Information Technology program provides training to students who wish to pursue a career in the administrative side of healthcare and obtain their Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification.

Watch the video below to learn more about Health Information Technology (HIT), and how critical it is to the future of healthcare:

Health Information Technicians play a critical role in healthcare organizations by collecting, analyzing, transmitting, and maintaining health information in a variety of healthcare settings, which include:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Surgical Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Public Health Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Law Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Government Agencies like the CDC and NIH

Careers in the Health Information Technology field include jobs such as:

  • Medical Coder
  • Remote Medical Coder (work from home)
  • Medical Coding Auditor
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Charge Master Auditor
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • Cancer or Trauma Registrar
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • HIPAA Compliance Officer
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Department Supervisor or Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Instructor/Trainer

CCCC's program will be offered completely online to allow flexibility for students who work full time or who do not live close to campus. All general education courses have a seated option.