This Tech Prep Degree Program is a professional program which is designed to lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Prerequisites for the program include a minimum of 12th grade reading level as determined by Lee College Placement Testing. A full-time student can complete the program in two years.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Students are eligible to apply to take the National Examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
In the Academic Study Program, students study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic disease processes, record storage and retrieval, medico legal aspects, quality improvement, data processing, health record science, hospital statistics, and human resource management.
This program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities. Students are trained in manual and electronic methods of health record management including record assembly, analysis, coding, abstracting, filing, and record maintenance. Part of the learning experience will include working in the Health Information Management Department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the National Examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.