Mission and Goals
Scott Community College, as a community-centered institution, strives to meet the needs for post-secondary education in the region.
The Health Information Technology program will enable our students to develop the
technical skills necessary for an entry-level job managing health information in both
paper and electronic media across the entire continuum of healthcare delivery systems.
This program will adequately prepare our graduates in all required competencies for
successful completion of the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing
exam. The attainment of this credential will offer our students good job opportunities
in hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, commercial insurance
and government agencies processing medical claims, and private industry.
- To offer the opportunity for individuals, regardless of race, sex, or creed to acquire the necessary educational base required to demonstrate the entry-level competencies of a health information technician as defined by the American Health Information Management Association, which are the defined, nationally accepted standards of practitioner roles and functions. The curriculum will include all required elements of an AHIMA-CAHIIM Health Information Technician Education Program.
- To increase enrollment and retention by actively marketing and recruiting students for the HIT program.
- To retain faculty members who are involved in ongoing educational and professional growth activities.
- To provide an educational opportunity for the community of interest, including employees
currently in the HIM field and to provide the community with quality graduates, prepared
to function as effective practitioners of HIM.