Health Information Technology

Career Coach buttonThe Health Information Technology (HIT) Program at TCC provides the academic preparation and the clinical experience required to train health information professionals to manage healthcare data and resources in a variety of healthcare settings.

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The Health Information Management Profession encompasses planning, collecting, coding, aggregating, analyzing and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data.

TCC’s HIT graduate embodies professionalism and the pursuit of excellence. If that describes you, we encourage you to apply to the HIT Program today.

The HIT Program is dedicated to enrolling talented students from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. We are delighted that you are interested in TCC’s Health Information Technology Program and look forward to receiving your completed application.

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Our two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The credits are transferable for individuals wishing to transfer to other colleges or universities.

Successful completion of the program allows our graduates to sit for the associate degree-based Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam, which is administered by the American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA).

In addition, the program’s strong coding emphasis prepares our HIT A.A.S. degree graduates to sit for the coding certification exams administered by AHIMA and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Certificate of Completion

Our certificate provides entry-level knowledge deemed essential for non-skilled entry-level positions in health information management.

Successful completion of the program allows our students to meet requirements for basic employment in non-skilled positions. The credits will apply toward the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology Degree.

Certificate Program Goals:

  • Provide non-skilled health information management (HIM) employees with credit hours in health information technology foundation courses and selected other courses to enhance the individual’s marketability and job security
  • Provide a basis for individuals who wish to enter the Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program

The HIT Certificate Program does:

  • Not meet requirements for the RHIT exam
  • Not guarantee admission into the HIT A.A.S. degree program

TCC Health Information Technology Program Outcomes Data

2012 Student Outcomes

  • Placement rate: 100%
  • Certification exam pass rate: 100%
  • Graduate survey satisfaction rate: 100%
  • Employer survey satisfaction rate: 100%



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Updated March 20, 2015


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