You’ve already started on the path toward your future in health care, now it’s time to take the next step. The Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate of Science Degree program will prepare you for a career in the health information field. Carrington College offers a unique opportunity to career-minded learners who have already earned a Medical Billing and Coding certificate. As part of this degree path, the program may allow you to apply credits from your Medical Billing and Coding certificate to the HIT Associate Degree program at Carrington College. This program is conferred out of Sacramento. Although most courses for this program are delivered in an online format, students are required to complete a 90-hour Health Information Practicum in an approved health care setting.
CLASSES START February 4, 2019*
*Class start days may vary by location or program
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Classes start as soon as February 4, 2019*
Which Locations Offer the Health Information Technology Program?
*Certificate is awarded from the Phoenix North campus.
What Will I Learn
A Day In The Life
What is online education like?
You Need Focus
From phones buzzing and beeping to people all around you, there are plenty of distractions. You’ll need a quiet place where you can focus and concentrate.
You Need To Write
Online learning means you’ll be submitting your assignments with written responses. So it’s pretty important that you’re comfortable writing.
You Need Self-Discipline
You have more freedom to study around your schedule. You’ll need to stay motivated, learn the material, and meet all your deadlines.
Computer hardware and software requirements for participation in online courses are as follows:
|Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7||Macintosh OS X or higher (in classic mode)|
|56K (or higher) modem||56K (or higher) modem|
|Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels||Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels|
|Soundcard and Speakers||Soundcard and Speakers|
Minimum Browser Requirements
Browsers listed below have been tested and are supported on the online platform. Users of unsupported browsers may encounter problems with course software.
|Internet Explorer||Apple Safari|
|Mozilla Firefox||Mozilla Firefox 3|
|Google Chrome||Google Chrome|
How Does Carrington College Support Me As A Student?
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed, including:
From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid2.
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Fixed Tuition Promise
How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program. It’s our commitment to you3.
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
2. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
3. Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.