Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

The OTC Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The OTC Health Information Technology program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program designed to lead to employment in a variety of healthcare settings, such as, hospitals, office-based physician practices, nursing homes, home health agencies, behavioral health facilities, public health agencies, pharmaceutical companies, insurance firms, and health product vendors. In fact, employment opportunities exist for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in any organization that uses patient data or health information.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the employment outlook for Heal;th Information Technicians and Medical Records is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations.

The OTC Health Information Technology program will prepare the students to:

  • apply critical functions of health data collection, analysis, monitoring and maintenance
  • ensure privacy and security laws and procedures for health information and medical records
  • report health data according to established quality principles, as well as, legal and regulatory standards

All applicants are encouraged to attend an HIT Program Informational session to learn what is required prior to and during the application process. HIT program informational sessions are offered frequently and students are encouraged to RSVP by email to on or before the scheduled session date.

Questions that cannot be answered via the provided links should be emailed to or contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, room 210, on the OTC campus, (417) 447-8803, 447-8954 and 447-8804.



Certification Exam Rate, Employer Satisfaction, & Expected Wage

Health Information Technology - Required Courses

Estimated Program Costs

Health Information Technology Faculty

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