The Health Information Technology program at Great Falls College MSU is committed to providing students with the required skills and abilities to perform at high levels in the health information technology field. The Health Information Technology program's goals are also geared to support the community with highly skilled and educated professionals.
HIM professionals can expect to be in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US.
Careers in HIT [AHIMA Website]
The Health Information Technology two-year degree at Great Falls College MSU is delivered
completely online. This is not a self-paced program; institution deadlines are followed.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accredidation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM).
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certification examination for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) given through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
For more information on the field of Health Information Technology, click on the health information management association links below.
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Scholarships are available through AHIMA and MHIMA (Montana Health Information Management Association).
Most HIT graduates can expect to work in inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and physician offices (see the graphic below).
Here is what our students are saying about the HIT program:
"Great Falls College MSU has given me the knowledge, skills and inspiration to succeed
in the HIM field. The powerful HIT program I completed in 2011 has produced multiple,
exciting employment opportunities. I could not possibly be happier with my HIT degree,
RHIT certification and my chosen career field. Thank you Great Falls College MSU!"
- Matthew Eby, RHIT
"The education I received from Great Falls College MSU paved the way to my dream job!"
- Audrey Schanck, RHIT
"Great Falls College MSU’s online course allowed me to work full-time and achieve
my goal of obtaining a degree in Health Information Technology. The education I received
has prepared me for the exciting and challenging HIM field. Thank you GFC MSU!"
- Kim Gordon, RHIT, CCA
"I am proud of my education I received from the school especially in my program. I
have no complaints at all with the level of education I attained through my instructors.
With an online program, I also feel it depends on how much effort the student is willing
to delegate to the task of learning."
- Mary McMann, RHIT, CCA