Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program prepares the graduate to take an active role in the field of health information management. Graduates will interact with physicians, health professionals, financial and administrative staffs to ensure the protection of information systems. Gradates will help determine health information budgets, resources and policies, utilizing current and accurate data. The curriculum includes course work in the supporting sciences and general education areas. Learning experiences in the campus laboratory and in area health care facilities enhance the classroom instruction. 

Students enrolled in the Health Information Technology Program are required to achieve a minimum of a "C" in each Health Information Technology course.

Health information Technicians have the expertise to work in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, other health care facilities and industries. Graduates are eligible to take AHIMA's coding examinations: Certified Coding Association (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office (CCS-P). Graduates may also choose to take the Certified Professional coder (CPC) or certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

For more information about this program, please contact:

Sharon Breeding
BCTC - Newtown Campus
500 Newtown Road
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 246-6812