Health Information Technology

Central Carolina Community College's Health Information Technology program provides training to students who wish to pursue a career in the administrative side of healthcare.

Health Information Technicians play a critical role in healthcare organizations by collecting, analyzing, transmitting, and maintaining health information in a variety of healthcare settings, which include:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Surgical Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Public Health Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Law Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Government Agencies like the CDC and NIH

Careers in the Health Information Technology field include jobs such as:

  • Medical Coder
  • Remote Medical Coder (work from home)
  • Medical Coding Auditor
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Charge Master Auditor
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • Cancer or Trauma Registrar
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • HIPAA Compliance Officer
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Department Supervisor or Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Instructor/Trainer

CCCC's program will be offered completely online to allow flexibility for students who work full time or who do not live close to campus. All general education courses have a seated option.

Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

The Health Information Management accreditor of Central Carolina Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the Associate Degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2030. 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.

CCCC Vision

Exceptional learning for all.

Program Mission

To prepare students for an exciting and rewarding career in the healthcare field by providing a dynamic learning environment with an innovative curriculum that utilizes the latest technology in the healthcare industry. By placing focus on curriculum competencies as well as developing ethical standards and professional behavior, students will be equipped to obtain nationally recognized certification and begin their healthcare careers.

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate: 63.16% of students who began the HIT program in the Fall 2018 have graduated from the HIT program.

Employment Rate: 100% of HIT graduates from Spring 2020 are employed*.

Student Satisfaction Rate: 100% of Health Information Technology (HIT) students reported satisfaction with the HIT Program*.

*Data available only if a student reports back or completes the graduation survey.