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Overview - Health Information Programs

At Palm Beach State College, you can start or advance a health information career and become eligible to earn sought-after professional credentials. Each program prepares you for employment and further education—your earned credits may be put toward the next degree level.

Health Information Overview
PBSC Programs Industry Accreditations Eligible for Professional Credentials (Graduates may sit for certification exams.) Credits Program Length Sample Job Title(s)

Health Information Technology

Associate in Science Degree

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)


Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and the certified coding exams (see box below)

70 credits


7 terms (two years and one term) on a full-time basis; longer if part-time


Medical Records Technician

Health Information Technician

Health Information Specialist

Medical Information Coder/Biller

College Credit Certificate


Approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Professional Certification Approval Programs (PCAP)


AHIMA’s Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam and/or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam.

37 credits; all may be applied to the HIT A.S. degree

18 months; offered part-time only

Medical Information Coder/Biller

Billing, Cost and Rate Clerk

Health Insurance Specialist

Health Informatics

College Credit Certificate


AHIMA's Certified Health Technology Specialist certifications (CHTS):

  • Clinical Practitioner Consultant (CHTS-CP)
  • Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist (CHTS-PW)
  • Implementation Manager (CHTS-IM)
  • Implementation Support Specialist (CHTS-IS)
  • Technical/Software Support Staff (CHTS-TS)
  • Trainer - CHTS-TR

24 credits; all may be applied to the HIT A.S. degree

1 year; offered part-time only

Health Technologist/

Electronic Health Records Specialist

Healthcare Documentation / Transcription

College Credit Applied Technology Diploma

Adheres to the model curriculum of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI); application for program approval is pending

AHDI’s Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) certification exam



33 credits; 27 credits may be applied to the HIT A.S. degree.

18 months; offered part-time only

Medical Transcriptionist

Health Care Documentation Specialist

Medical Scribe

Medical Documentation Editor

Advanced Training

Advanced credentials for current IT or health professionals






ICD-10 training

  • ICD-10-CM for Physicians
  • ICD-10 CM for Facilities
  • ICD-10-PCS


Each course is 24 contact hours

Related to specific job titles

The sample job titles listed above are just the beginning—learn more about Health Information careers.

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