Health Information TechnologyAssociate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program Available at: West CampusHelpful Links:Talk to an AdvisorCatalogAcademic CalendarCourse SchedulesDel Mar College uses the Texas Common Application. Clicking this link will take you to Becoming a VikingAppy Online NowProgram OverviewThis program provides the course work to meet the educational requirements for certification in Health Information Technology and Medical Coding. The Health Information Technology Program offers a Coding Specialist Certificate, a 34-credit hour certificate program designed to prepare students to understand medical concepts, terminology and accurately code medical records for hospitals, physician offices, clinics and other health care providers. Accurate coding is critical to health care providers due to its affects on reimbursement, compliance requirements and other federal and state regulations. Upon successful completion of the Coding Specialist Certificate program, students are eligible to take the Certified Coding Associate exam (CCA) offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) with opportunities for advanced certification.The Health Information Technology Program also offers a 60-credit hour Associate in Applied Science Degree in which students receive extensive training in medical records management in hospitals, clinics, government facilities, and other medical facilities.The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800.