Health Information Technology (HIT) Student Connections

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Health Information Technology (HIT) Student Connections received a $2.4 Million Round Four TAACCCT grant award to enhance the instructional quality, student supports, and workforce relevance of the HIT program at Arapahoe Community College (ACC). HIT is a nationally accredited program that culminates in a 64-credit associate of applied science degree and is the only accredited program in this field in Colorado that is offered online. The program is designed to be completed in about two years.

The program [is] real life not just classroom education. Everything we learned in the courses applies to actual situations in the HIT/HIM [health information management] department setting.

—Spring 2018 Exit Survey Respondent

I am impressed with ACC for developing [the data analytics certificate program]. Other colleges have some good stuff, but don’t offer a lot with health care-specific analytics… ACC may be the second in the nation

—System Manager of Data Governance and Interoperability and HIT employer partner

Defining Features of Project

  • Develop stacked and latticed credentials.
  • Update content and online delivery of HIT program.
  • Enhance student practica.
  • Award college credit in HIT for prior learning.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectHealth Information Technology (HIT) Student Connections
InstitutionArapahoe Community College
Outcome ReportHealth Information Technology (HIT) Student Connections Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorHealthcare
Grant Completed9/30/18
Grant Amount$2,400,000
State Profile ReportColorado State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation134 participants
Completed program of study14 students
Participants earning credentials3 students
Employment*Not available

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation