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Health Information Technology Degree


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Health Information Technology Program Information

The associate degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidate Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

W ant to write your own ticket in the healthcare field?  Kirtland’s newest cutting-edge health sciences program is for you!  Get your degree in Health Information Technology from Kirtland Community College.

Would you pursue an online degree that will make you extremely employable and more valuable in the workplace?

Your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Kirtland Community College’s Health Information Technology program will position you for that — and more.

Health Information Technology Online DegreeThis cutting-edge training combines billing, coding and records retention skills required to work in any healthcare setting including medical offices, hospitals, labs and more.  In fact, it is so innovative that it takes records retention skills to the next level.

Changing federal requirements are transforming the way medical records are maintained, resulting in the implementation of a nationwide electronic healthcare system. What does this mean to you? All medical records and billing information must now be tracked following a standardized computer system and Kirtland’s Health Information Technology degree provides the cutting-edge training to meet these federal regulations, making you highly valuable in any healthcare setting.

Kirtland’s HIT degree includes critical ICD-10- training which is required in all healthcare settings once implemented in October 2015. As of 2010, the median salary in Michigan for HIT specialists was $35,620 — higher than the national average!

Better yet — you can earn your Health Information Technologies AAS degree from Kirtland — entirely online and save:

  • Time driving to and from campus
  • Wear-and-tear on your vehicle
  • Daycare expenses

Online Health Information Technology Degrees at Kirtland Community CollegeDon’t sweat it if you’re not computer-savvy. Kirtland’s required online learning orientation prepares you to be a successful online student and covers areas including course management, submitting assignments, time management, communicating with instructors and classmates, and more!

Upon completion of this program you will be able to sit for the national certification examination in Health Information Technology offered by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management. As a Registered Health Information Technologist, you will be ready to compile, process and maintain medical records in a variety of healthcare settings. Your training will be in compliance with pending federal regulations and consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system.

Your RHIT credential will give you solid potential for advancement to management positions in any organization that uses patient data or health information.

2014-15 Program Costs

Health Information Technology, AASIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees9,50011,900
Miscellaneous Expenses5050

Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)
  • Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
  • Health Information Technology (online)


  • Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
  • Surgical Technology (West Branch)


  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College


Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

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