The Health Information Technology program is an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree accredited by Commission Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information and Informatics Management (CAHIIM). Health Information professionals are integral to the success of health care organizations as they are the link between clinicians, administrators, insurance companies and patients.  The field is generally considered to be the business side of health care and is an essential part of quality health care.

While not involved directly with patient care, Health Information professionals care for patients by keeping their health records accurate, accessible, protected and complete. They are the hub from which health data is compiled, managed and disseminated for patient care, reimbursement, compliance and research. Health Information professionals are found in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, surgical centers, home health, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities and many have the opportunity to work remotely.  

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Registered Heath Information Technology (RHIT) national credentialing exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This degree prepares students for other industry credentials including the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) awarded by the APPC. The Health Information Technology degree requires 64 credits in program requirements along with general education requirements.

For more information about Health Information Technology, please visit the program of study page.

This degree requires program application and admission; please visit the above link for details.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: HIT.AAS

General Education Requirements
ANAT 1500Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 24
CIS 1150Understand Computers/Information/Systems 23
ENGLI 1105Workplace Writing 1 23
or ENGLI 1101 English Composition I
HUMNT 1102Introduction to Humanities: Ideas and Values 33
PSYCH 1100General Psychology3
SPEEC 1100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
Program Required Courses
HLTHS 1110Biomedical Terminology 23
HIT 1130Survey of Health Information Management4
HIT 1107CPT Coding3
PSYCH 2280Statistics/Social & Behavioral Sciences3
or SOCIO 2205 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
HIT 1140Disease and Pharmacology for Health Information Technology4
HIT 1110Diagnostic Coding3
HIT 1210Health Information Statistics and Analysis3
HIT 2110Health Information Law and Compliance 4
HIT 1109Inpatient Procedural Coding3
CIS 1221Data Analysis with Spreadsheets3
HIT 1217Revenue Cycle Management 4
HIT 2208Advanced Medical Coding3
HIT 2240Health Information Organizational Management and Leadership3
HIT 2250Health Information Technology Capstone2
Total Credits64

Previous credit for ENGLI 1101 English Composition I will be accepted, students new to program should take ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing.


Program requisite


HUMNT 1102 Introduction to Humanities: Ideas and Values is recommended, but students can take any Humanities course that meets the AAS general education requirement.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Program Prerequisites

CIS 1150Understand Computers/Information/Systems3
PSYCH 1100General Psychology3
ANAT 1500Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology4
HLTHS 1110Biomedical Terminology3
Total Credits13

Program Courses

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester – FallCredits
HIT 1130 Survey of Health Information Management 4
ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing 1 3
HIT 1107 CPT Coding 3
PSYCH 2280
Statistics/Social & Behavioral Sciences
or Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Second Semester – Spring
HIT 1140 Disease and Pharmacology for Health Information Technology 4
HIT 1110 Diagnostic Coding 3
HIT 1210 Health Information Statistics and Analysis 3
HUMNT 1102 Introduction to Humanities: Ideas and Values 3
Third Semester – Fall
HIT 2110 Health Information Law and Compliance 4
SPEEC 1100
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
or Small-Group Communication
or Introduction to Business Communication
HIT 1109 Inpatient Procedural Coding 3
CIS 1221 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets 3
Fourth Semester – Spring
HIT 2208 Advanced Medical Coding 3
HIT 2217 Revenue Cycle Management 4
HIT 2240 Health Information Organizational Management and Leadership 3
HIT 2250 Health Information Technology Capstone 2
 Total Credits51

Previous credit for ENGLI 1101 English Composition I will be accepted; students new to program should take ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.