Location(s): General Education courses are offered at all BC locations. Program specific courses are only available at North Campus.
Program Entrance Requirements: This is a limited access program. Students are required to complete a supplemental application and meet specific criteria. Please click here for more information.
The Associate of Science in Health Information Technology program prepares the student for employment as a health information technician (HIT) in a variety of settings and eligibility to write the national certifying examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). The program will also provide the student the eligibility to sit for the AAPC or AHIMA coding credentialing examinations. Responsibilities include coding of diagnoses and procedures; as well as processing, storage and retrieval of health information in ether paper or electronic health records. Areas covered in the course work include, but not limited to, confidentiality of protected health information, health information and electronic health records systems, legal aspects, statistical reporting, reimbursement methodology, healthcare informatics, performance improvement, and supervision of daily department activities comprise other functions taught in the program. Visit the program’s website for additional information.
Additional Program Information
Students must complete all required coursework with a grade of “C” or higher and earn a minimum degree grade point average of 2.0. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). BC has articulation agreements with limited educational organizations in the community which allow us to accept the certifications received from that program to be counted (credits awarded) towards your degree at BC. The program currently has articulation agreements with Sheridan and Atlantic Tech Vocational Centers for students graduating from the Medical Transcription and the Medical Coder/Billing Certification Programs.
- Health Information Technology, Associate of Science 2179
- Bachelor of Applied Science
|GE Course||General Education Mathematics Core 1|
|BSC2085||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I||3.00|
|BSC2085L||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY||1.00|
|Apply to the Program|
|HIM1000||INTRO TO HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT||3.00|
|BSC2086||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II||3.00|
|BSC2086L||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY||1.00|
|AMH2020||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877||3.00|
|or POS2041||NATIONAL GOVERNMENT|
|GE Course||General Education Speech||3.00|
|HIM2433||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY||3.00|
|HIM1800||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE: BASIC||2.00|
|HIM2512||SUPERVISION & ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE||2.00|
|HIM2652||HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3.00|
|HIM2112C||ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD AND TECHNOLOGY||3.00|
|HIM2012||HEALTH RECORDS LAW||3.00|
|HIM2810||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2||2.00|
|GE Course||General Education Humanities Core||3.00|
MAC1105C COREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA is a 5-credit course.
See General Education course information here.
Students must satisfy the Digital Literacy requirement by testing out, completing a Credit for Prior Learning portfolio, or passing CGS1060C COMPUTER AND INTERNET LITERACY.
In accordance with Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code, students may need to satisfy the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement. Visit the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement page at broward.edu/civic-literacy.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit for Prior Learning
Accelerate your path to completion with these options:
- Credit by exam
- Earned industry certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment
- And much more…
Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
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Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from this program will:
- Understand the Electronic Health Record (HER) Project Management process.
- Recognize the steps in the revenue process from initial encounter with a healthcare system to their final payment of balance.
- Competently communicate understanding of the Health Record Management process.
- Demonstrate an understanding of health information technology, including knowledge of regulations and how to use and store health information data for healthcare application."
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals and objectives for health information management procedures.