Certificate and Associate Degree Options (Online)
Health Information Technology is computer-related work in a healthcare setting. HIT professionals participate in the organization and maintenance of medical data, such as electronic health record (EHR) information. Students can earn either a certificate or an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Health Information Technology at NMSU Carlsbad. The program is offered in a fully online format.
Proposed HIT Program Courses include (Spring start)
|SPRING||HIT 158||HIT 208|
|SPRING||HIT 248||HIT 221|
|FALL||HIT 258||HIT 268||HIT 222|
HIT 208 Medical Office Procedures
HIT 228 Medical Insurance Billing
HIT 248 Medical Coding I
HIT 258 Medical Coding II
HIT 268 Health Information Systems;
HIT 221 Co-Op I
HIT 222 Co-Op II
Where can your health information technology degree take you?
Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates with this degree:
- Managed care organizations
- Long term care facilities
- Behavioral health facilities
- Consulting and law firms
- Information system vendors
- Ambulatory care facilities
- Rehabilitation centers
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Home care providers
- Government agencies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Physician practices
- Insurance companies
A changing aspect of the health care field is the industry’s ability to manage the tremendous volume of patient and institutional information. As the industry grows there is a great need for professionals who are well-prepared for the challenges of using information technology in healthcare. The new Health Information Technology program offers the advantages of relevant coursework with on-ground experience. This exciting degree program prepares graduates with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to pursue entry-level positions in the competitive and growing health information management field.
Health Information Technicians will have numerous and varied job opportunities upon graduation from New Mexico State University Carlsbad. Job prospects for HIT professionals are good as their skills are necessary throughout the entire healthcare industry. Some typical work settings are physician practices, hospitals, managed care organizations, longterm care facilities, behavioral health facilities, ambulatory care facilities, rehabilitation centers, home healthcare/hospice providers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, consulting and law firms, skilled nursing facilities, and federal and state government agencies.