Programs & Courses

Health Information Technology Pathways
In this pathway, students can earn a degree, a certificate or an advanced certificate. The pathway prepares students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and more.

 Associate of Applied Science-Health Information Tech

Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and/or evaluate health records. This program of study is designed to combine general education and specialized courses to meet employment requirements in Health Information Technology. Students are expected to complete a core of General Education requirements in addition to the program requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

AAS HIT General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE:
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course; HLTH-101 recommended)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Minimum grade C required.
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
Take an additional Arts and Humanities OR Social and Behavioral Science course.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

AAS Health Info Technology Program

 Certificate-Health Information Technology, Advanced

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Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu The Advanced Certificate in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and /or evaluate health records. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to interpret health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and/or procedures. Students will use automated encoding tools, learn reimbursement methods and study the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Upon completion of the certificate students will be eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by the American Health Information Management Association. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Health Info Technology Advanced Cert

 Certificate-Health Information Technology, Core

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Faculty Advisor: Anne Marani Phone: 410-386-8265 Email: amarani@carrollcc.edu This Core Certificate in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and other facilities which create and or evaluate health records. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to interpret health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology to identify codeable diagnoses and/or procedures. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Health Info Technology Program Core Cert

Career Strategies

Health Information Technology Strategies

  • Gain experience through jobs with documentation, editing and proofreading. 
  • Become proficient in spreadsheets, merging documents and writing reports.
  • Consider entry-level positions as unit clerks, medical front desk, records and admissions.
  • Learn about certification, scholarships and employment by becoming an American Health Management Information Association member. 

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Health Care Professions Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts (e.g. fitness center, office technology lab, etc.).
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Talk to professionals in relevant health care professions; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in a health care environment.
  • Volunteer and participate in health-related programs on campus - wellness events, health fairs, blood pressure screenings, blood drives, etc.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g.Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Get involved in student professional associations in your field of interest (e.g. Student Nurses' Association).
  • Mentor students (e.g. nursing student peer mentoring program).
  •  Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Supplement your program with advanced science or health courses, or minor in a science.





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