CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Laramie County Community College’s Health Information Technology and Management (HITM) program has become accredited, for the first time in the program’s history at the college. The HITM program at LCCC began in 2013, and currently offers students the opportunity to earn a credit diploma, certificate or associate’s degree. The programs degree options are “stackable,” allowing students to build on their educational experiences, a HITM degree can be completed in one semester, three semesters or four semesters.
With the recent accreditation approval, the program is the only CAHIIM-accredited program in Wyoming and ensures graduates eligibility to sit for the national Registered Health Information Technician exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students are career ready with all three-degree options, but those receiving an associate’s degree are able to continue to pursue a bachelor-level degree at an accredited college or university.
LCCC’s HITM program is offered entirely online, available 24/7, for full-time and part-time students, providing flexibility in scheduling for all students. The program incorporates the AHIMA Virtual Lab experience into the learning process, providing students the opportunity to practice skills and expand their knowledge with state-of-the-art health information computer systems currently used in the industry.
In addition to the benefits of being an online program, 86 percent of LCCC graduates find a healthcare related position within six months of graduation and 100 percent of the college’s graduates have passed the Certified Coding Associate exam following graduation.
LCCC’s HITM program is currently enrolling for the Fall of 2021. For more information on the program contact program director Ann Howard at AHoward1FREELARAMIE or 307-432-1686.