Health Information Technology AAS

Accreditation Information

The Health Information Management accreditor of Nassau Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associates of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through the 2027-2028 accreditation cycle. 

CAHIIM Accredited Program

Accredition Inquiries

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed as follows:

by mail:
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL, 60601

Mission Statement

The mission of the Health Information Technology program is to provide students with foundational knowledge to develop skills required for entry-level positions in the field of health information management. The students are provided a comprehensive learning experience through structured classroom lecture as well as hands on clinical experience. The curriculum focuses on skills required for employment including health record administration, coding, revenue cycle management, quality assurance, electronic records management and patient information privacy and security. Coursework provides knowledge and the skill-based competencies necessary for successful completion of the national health information technician and coding credentialing exams. The HIT program curriculum prepares students for employment directly upon completion of their education, as well as provides transfer paths for those who wish to continue their education at a four-year institution.

Program Description

The AAS Degree in HIT is designed to prepare students, through coursework and internships, for employment as health information technicians. Health information technicians organize and manage health information data. They ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They use various computer applications to assemble, analyze, and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment records.

Program Outcomes
Student Achievement Data 2021-2022
Retention Rate 73%
Completion Rate  53%
Employment Rate 90%
Number of Graduates  19


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