The Health Information Technology Program at Ozarks Technical Community College is ranked twelfth in the nation by the education resource guide TheBestSchools.org. OTC’s Health Information Technology degree can be completed entirely online. OTC was one of just two Missouri community colleges ranked in the top 25.
“Medical information is the most private and important information about a person. Our program trains students to make sure that information is accurate, secure and accessible to the appropriate healthcare professionals,” said Denise Baer, director of OTC’s Health Information Technology Program. “This recognition validates the hard work and high level of standards we’ve put in place to ensure our students are the best in their field.”
Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology are prepared to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. Graduates of OTC’s program consistently pass the RHIT exam at rates far exceeding the national average.
Graduates of the OTC HIT program go on to work in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, public health agencies and insurance companies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the employment for health information technicians will grow by 13 percent between 2016-2026, which is faster than average for all occupations.
Ozarks Technical Community College has an articulation agreement with the University of Cincinnati for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s in Health Information Management.
Students interested in the Health Information Technology Program at OTC should call the Allied Health Office (417) 447-8803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.