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Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology

Health Information Technologists are an integral part of the "behind the scenes" medical team found in doctors' offices, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and many other healthcare organizations. Become a part of one of the nation's most in-demand occupations today!

  • Gain experience in organizing and maintaining paper and electronic health records; ensuring the quality, accuracy, and confidentiality of vital medical documentation; and utilizing various classification systems to code health records for reimbursement processes.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of Health Information Technologists is projected to grow 21% from 2010 to 2020 - that's much faster than the average for all other occupations!
  • Our comprehensive externship program will connect you with an approved practicum site working with medical records and related technology applications to gain the real world experience you need to jumpstart your career!
  • Upon completion of the program, our graduates are prepared to obtain positions in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, physicians' offices, and many other organizations dealing with patient records.
  • Plus, the HIT program at Plaza provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful on additional certification exams that employers desire!
  • Get a head start on your Bachelor's degree! The Associate degree in Health Information Technology rolls into Plaza's Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Patient Information Management.
  • Plaza's Health Information Technology program is in candidacy for accreditation through the Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). When complete, Plaza will be the ONLY college in Queens with this accreditation!
  • Plaza College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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