The Health Information Technology Program at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus has earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

FRCC’s associate-degree program prepares students to work in the field of Health Information Management in a variety of health-care settings and take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) national certification examination. The RHIT credential demonstrates proficiency in information technology, data analysis and management, medical coding, compliance, quality, legal issues, and revenue cycle. It also prepares students for jobs in a growing  industry sector where government agencies and health-care providers are striving toward a goal of a nationwide electronic health records system.

For information about the program, contact Debra Charles, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Approved ICD 10-CM/PCS Trainer. She can be reached at

“FRCC is committed to student success, and the courses in the HIT program combine online learning with classroom learning,” Charles said. “The HIT program is infused with technology, including AHIMA VLAB tool suite and Encoders to provide students an opportunity to use software applications used in industry.”

CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality accreditation standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.

Before granting accreditation, CAHIIM validates a program’s curriculum, qualifications of faculty, student and graduate success, and working relationships with representatives from local industry.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

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