Students can now prepare for a career in Health Information Technology from the comfort of home.
Careers in Health Information Technology are popular due to the diversity of job settings and practice specialties. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health information professionals will increase by 15.4 percent through 2024! 83% of the graduates of the 2015 class found employment within six months of graduation. Professionals who work in HIT are focused on the technical side of managing health information. As technology advances, HIT Professionals are necessary to ensure the electronic data Health Information Management Professionals manage is maintained and exchanged accurately and efficiently.
The Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program at WCJC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Health Information Management Education (CAHIIM). View our listing at http://cahiim.org.
Thank you for your interest in the Health Information Technology Program at Wharton County Junior College. If you are interested in a health care career and computers, but not in direct patient care, the health information technology field may be the right field for you!
Information concerning the profession, application procedures, technical standards, curriculum, and faculty can be found on this website.
The application packet can be printed from the Health Information Technology web page. Deadline for the return of your completed application is the fourth Thursday in June or until the class is filled. Please contact the Department Head for more information.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you start a career in Health Information Technology.
For additional information, please feel free to contact one of the following:
Debbie Lutringer, RHIA, CTR
Allied Health Division