The Associate of Applied Science Health Information Technology (HIT) degree is an excellent career choice for students that want to work in the in-demand healthcare field, but not directly with patients. As a graduate of the Associate of Applied Science Health Information Technology (HIT) degree, it may be part of the job to verify the completeness and accuracy of medical records and data entry into computer systems to ensure medical record quality; to use technology to analyze for quality and efficiency of patient care; to code patient diagnoses and procedures for research or reimbursement purposes; or to work in specialized registries that maintain data for medical research. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Health Information Technology degree are eligible for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam.
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Accreditation "National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - www.ncahlc.org - 800-621-7440.
The baccalaureate and master’s programs in nursing at National American University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Students in the state of Minnesota are not eligible to sit for the Minnesota Police Officer licensing examination upon completion of the NAU’s Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree programs
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Courses are delivered entirely online in an asynchronous format with select opportunities for synchronous communication.
Pentium PC with 200 MHz processor or better and the following components: 32 MB RAM (minimum), Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP operating system, Internet Explorer 5 or 6. Students taking IT classes may need enhanced hardware.
U.S. and Canada only.
No on-campus requirements.
National American University provides financial aid in the form of scholarships, and low-interest loan programs through federal, state, and local sources.
Students can apply for admission online.