Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate

Available at: Windward Campus

A stethoscope sits atop a clipboard holding a form titled Patient Medical History

Program Overview

This program provides the course work to meet the educational requirements for certification in Health Information Management and Medical Coding.

Certifications: What is Your Choice?

Certifications offered by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):

  • RHIT
  • RHIA
  • CCA
  • CCS
  • CCS-P
  • CDIP
  • CHDA
  • CHPS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

A 60-credit hour Associate of Applied Science Degree is also offered, in which students receive extensive training in medical records management in hospitals, clinics, government facilities, and other medical facilities.

Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations for many of the above listed credentials. To be credentialed and certified in healthcare is essential.

Coding Specialist Certificate

The Coding Specialist Certificate is a 31-credit hour program designed to prepare students to understand medical concepts and terminology, and accurately code medical records for hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and other health care providers. Accurate coding is important to the health care industry because of its impact on reimbursement, compliance requirements, research, health care decisions and more.

Upon successful completion of the Coding Specialist Certificate program, students are eligible to take the national registry examinations for all of the coding credentials listed above. Certified coders are in high demand.

Curriculum

Transfer information

Graduates of the program may be able to transfer some acquired credit hours to a baccalaureate degree curriculum. The number of transferable credit hours can be maximized with appropriate faculty advisement prior to and during the student’s enrollment.

Interested in continuing your education to a baccalaureate degree? Del Mar College HIT courses transfer to other university online settings. Some of these include Texas State University and the University of Cincinnati. Former students who have continued their education at the above listed schools have achieved their RHIA certifications! 

Accreditation

CAHIIM Accredited Program Seal

The Health Information Technology program accreditor of Del Mar College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Student Achievement Outcomes

The Health Information Technology Completion Rate for 2020-2021 was 90%. The Health Information Technology Student Retention Rate for 2020-2021 was 90%.

Mission Statement

To provide students pursing an education in Health Information Technology the necessary skills, knowledge and experience for a lifelong and successful career in Health Information Management.

Careers

Page last updated September 15, 2022.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Location:
Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405