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TCC's first four-year degree to launch later this year

Mar 10, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Tacoma Community College has announced its first four-year degree program: a bachelor's of applied science in health information management.

It’s a watershed moment for the school, which first opened its doors to 1,085 students in 1965. Now, fifty years later and with some 13,000 students enrolled annually, TCC is looking to keep its trajectory pointed in the right direction.

“We are excited to be one of the few colleges in our state to offer this opportunity for Health Information professionals,” said TCC President Dr. Sheila Ruhland. “This program will advance health care professionals and well prepare them in a constantly growing and exciting field.”

Indeed, TCC is the only community college to offer the health information technology degree in Washington — and it’s one of only two schools in the state approved for the degree. It builds on TCC’s two-year health information technology program, which prepares students to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential.

The fully Web-based program is slated to start this fall, available as either a full-time or part-time option; the application will be online from May 1 to July 1. To gain acceptance into the program, students must have a RHIT credential.

            

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