School and Ranking Information
The one school near Long Beach that offers a health information technology program is public. Based on practical experiences and state-of-the-art health care facilities, the following school is considered a top school for health information technology:
- Winner: Cypress College is a 2-year community college that is located in Cypress, California. It offers an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology.
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$1,138 (in-state); $6,226 (out-of-state)*|
|Health Information Technology Degrees Offered||Certificate, Associate|
|Health Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013-2014||28*|
|Most Popular Health Information Technology Degree Program Level in 2012-2013||Associate (22 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||32%*|
|Noteworthy||Training programs are available at nearby health care facilities ***|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report, ***Cypress College
- Career Planning Center helps students develop their resume and interview preparation, helping them land jobs after they graduate
- Award-winning staff utilizes a wide variety of teaching approaches to help students succeed
- Dynamic curriculum helps transform the way students deliver health care
Founded in 1966, Cypress College is a member of the California Community College System, and it has 61 departments. The college is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. As of 2012, it has a student population of 15,144.
The college offers an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology - which requires students to complete 60 credit hours. Required courses include health care information science, health statistics and coding for ambulatory care. Other courses include medical billing and anatomy of physiology. The program can be completed in four semesters, and students learn to read and interpret medical charts as well as use medical terms. After graduation, students can take the AHIMA qualifying test to become a Registered Health Information Technician.