Health Information Technology
The Health Information Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to existing legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards. Program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.
The Health Information Management Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Education (CAHIIM). Upon graduation from a CAHIIM accredited HIT program, students will be eligible to apply to sit for the national certification examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive the RHIT credential through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Programs of Study
- Health Information Management Technology (HI13) Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Health Information Management Coding (HI12) Diploma
- Health Information Technician (HI61) Certificate
Please also view our Health Technologies page for documentation about our Competitive Admissions policies.
Program Outcomes for Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Associate of Science Degree.
For Academic Year 2017 HIMT at GNTC compiled the following results:
- 25 of 30 graduates passed the RHIT credentialing exam on the first attempt.
- The program had a retention rate of 80.49% (66 of 82 students returning in the spring semester)
- The program has an in-field job placement rate of 100%.
For further information regarding the accreditation status of the HIMT program at GNTC, visit the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) website.