Health Information Technology

The Division of Health Sciences and Technologies

About the Program

The cutting-edge Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology at TCI College can provide you with skills that are in demand in today’s fast-paced healthcare field, one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries.

During this two-year program, you’ll learn in small classes taught by faculty with extensive real-world experience and:

  • Receive a solid grounding in such areas as medical, computers, social and public health. Some of the topics covered are medical billing and coding, interpreting health statistics and managing medical office procedures.
  • Gain a broad understanding of anatomy and physiology that enables graduates to be well-rounded contributing members of a medical office team.
  • Develop excellent office, computer, billing and coding skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to interact and work in diverse environments and practice in building professional relationships.
  • Benefit from hands-on experience in the field through our internship opportunities.
  • Have ongoing access to leading-edge technology and the latest materials and information on the emerging field.
  • Enhance your knowledge through supplementary activities including workshops, lectures, review classes and certification preparation classes.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week.
  • Access financial aid that can help make earning your health information technology degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance your Career—or Your Education
TCI College graduates who earn their associate degree in health information technology are well equipped for a variety of positions in this dynamic industry. Others go on to continue their education at leading four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

Associate Degree in Health Information TechnologyWhen Christopher Pridgen earns his associate degree in health information technology from TCI, it will be his first step toward achieving his career goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. Following his May 2016 graduation from TCI, the Queens resident, who also is captain of the TCI basketball team and president of the basketball club, plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree in nursing—and then go on for his master’s.

How did you know TCI was the right school for you? My admissions rep took the time to explain the benefits of me continuing my education here at TCI. He helped me every step of the way. I told him I wanted to go to school for nursing, and he explained that TCI had an administrative degree in health.

What were you doing before you came to TCI? Before TCI, I was working as a medical assistant at the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center and Rikers Island prison systems. I had been working as a medical assistant for more than seven years and was very happy with my position at the time. However, I am pleased to have the chance to obtain my degree in health information technology so that I can move on to a higher position and ultimately finish school with my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.

How will you apply the skills you learned here toward your future employment? I will apply this knowledge to my future studies as I go for my bachelor’s degree. Ultimately, I will apply all of my knowledge from the administrative aspects of nursing—from classes such as medical terminology, medical coding and billing and medical reimbursement—and combine it with the clinical aspect of nursing to become a nurse practitioner.

What have you learned at TCI? I learned that when you put your mind to it, all things are possible and achievable. I learned about what it means to be a leader of a student organization and what it means to work as an administrative assistant under the direction of the deans here.

What advice would you give to a student who is struggling? I would tell the student not to be afraid and/or ashamed of asking for help. I would say to utilize all of the resources from every department here at TCI including the tutoring. And if there is anything that I could actually do to help, I would be more than willing to take the time out to help.

About the Program

The cutting-edge Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology at TCI College can provide you with skills that are in demand in today’s fast-paced healthcare field, one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries.

During this two-year program, you’ll learn in small classes taught by faculty with extensive real-world experience and:

  • Receive a solid grounding in such areas as medical, computers, social and public health. Some of the topics covered are medical billing and coding, interpreting health statistics and managing medical office procedures.
  • Gain a broad understanding of anatomy and physiology that enables graduates to be well-rounded contributing members of a medical office team.
  • Develop excellent office, computer, billing and coding skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to interact and work in diverse environments and practice in building professional relationships.
  • Benefit from hands-on experience in the field through our internship opportunities.
  • Have ongoing access to leading-edge technology and the latest materials and information on the emerging field.
  • Enhance your knowledge through supplementary activities including workshops, lectures, review classes and certification preparation classes.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week.
  • Access financial aid that can help make earning your health information technology degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance your Career—or Your Education
TCI College graduates who earn their associate degree in health information technology are well equipped for a variety of positions in this dynamic industry. Others go on to continue their education at leading four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

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