Health Information Technology (HIT)

This website is currently in the process of being revised. Please stay tuned for updates!

Program Code A45360

Admission Application for Spring 2015 Semester

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014

Program Start Date: January 12, 2015

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 10 AM

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – 6 PM

Information Sessions will be held in:

Health Careers Building, Room 2500

1335 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

Parking is free in student parking decks

Central Campus Map

(please note traffic detours due to construction)

Program Overview

The Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. The HIT Program at CPCC is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education/ CAHIIM. Graduates of the program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and are eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Registered Health Information Technicians work in supervisory and technical positions throughout health care to analyze and manage health information.

The coursework in this program is offered entirely online with the exception of the Professional Practice Experience courses. Professional Practice Experience sites must be geographically accessible to the faculty to insure adequate supervision. Therefore the majority of the sites will be in Charlotte and Mecklenburg county as well as surrounding counties.

The Health Information Technology is a competitive admissions program. Each semester a maximum of 25 students are selected along with five alternates. Students are ranked according to the total score on the Health Information Technology Application Form. If you are not accepted and you wish to reapply, you must complete a new Health Information Technology Admission Form for the preferred application period.