Mission and Goals

Program Mission  


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.

Program Goals 

  • 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.