Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology Curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.
Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians offices, hospice sites, and mental health facilities.
Because the use of computers is integral to this curriculum, some courses are delivered in an online format.
The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Pitt Community College/Sandhills Community College Partner Program
Pitt Community College (PCC) has entered into a unique learning partnership with Sandhills Communty College to provide Sandhills students the opportunity to complete up to 39 credit hours at Sandhills to be used toward completion of the 74-hour Associate in Applied Science in the Pitt Community College Heath Information Technology program.
Students accepted into this program can explore two options:
- Complete the 39 hours of general requirements prior to 1. application to the program, or
- Complete some or all of those courses at Sandhills while 2. concurrently enrolled in the Pitt program online.
Nevius Toney, Professor
212B Stone Hall