Health Information Technology: Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement in Health Information Technology (HIT) develops a foundation in records and information management for a medical facility and the health information technology profession. Students completing the certificate will have the skills and knowledge necessary to assist in maintaining accurate and timely medical data in clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations. The certificate will lead to job opportunities as patient access clerks, physician office clerks, registrars, registration clerks, and ward clerks.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to do the following:
- Perform basic coding tasks and maintain accurate reimbursement systems including the preparation of patient access, registration, and patient accounting statements.
- Access, analyze, and interpret data to solve basic health information coding, patient accounting, and supervisory problems.
- Apply health information, records management, and patient financial/patient accounting laws; and code basic cases with industry reimbursement procedures by patient insurance type.
Program Coordinator: Kathleen Cashman
Location: BE 220
Phone: (808) 455-0621
CTE Counselor: Joy Lane
Location: BE 210
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Certificate of Achievement (CA) Info at a Glance
Program: Health Information Technology
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
The Program is designed to meet the (1) employment needs of the healthcare organization and (2) needs of students who wish to participate in a training program that will lead to a certificate in Health Information Technology with the opportunity to obtain entry-level positions and advance to higher levels in medical facilities.
The Leeward CC counselors, especially the counselor assigned to the Business Division will be responsible for advising future and current students in the HIT Program.
In order to obtain a Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate in Science (AS), students must pass all required courses with a grade of C or better.
Information on program length, estimated cost of education, completion rates, student loan Indebtedness, and job placement: Certificate of Achievement, Health Information Technology