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Health Information Technology Program Description

Health care is the fastest growing market in the computer field. With the federal mandate to implement the electronic health record (EHR) and the paradigm shift in industry to health informatics, the Health Information Management (HIM) field is rapidly evolving from paper-based medical records management to an increasingly electronic environment. To accommodate this migration, skill sets for HIM professionals are expanding to include a wide range of technical expertise in specialized areas, including relational database management, data communications, programming, and systems analysis.

The Health Informatics and Integrated Technology (HIIT) focus area is designed for students interested in a non-clinical care IT profession in the health care industry merging both the healthcare background with IT database and business analysis skills.

Students moving from current jobs, experience and/or degrees in healthcare or IT fields going into the HIIT degree program may be eligible to receive college credit for prior experience and/or education.

Students who successfully complete the HIIT degree could apply for IT positions in the healthcare industry or similar positions in other related industries.

  • Junior Database Administrators (DBA)
  • Database Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Application Analysts

Special funding may be available for unemployed workers and low-wage working parents. See your advisor or call (253)-964-6265.

Pierce College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities.

Because requirements for transfer students vary greatly among four year institutions, it is imperative that students contact their educational institution of choice regarding specific course needs and transferable credits. See a CIS advisor for assistance.