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Health Information Technology

We’re accepting applications!

Now more than ever health care professionals are in demand. Make a difference: Support the health of our community.

Find out how to apply to our Health Information Technology Program for Fall 2021.

You can also explore our other Health Sciences Programs.


Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved: Use your VA educational benefits to pay for this program
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus

Details

Program Option

Degree

Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Health Information Technology Information Session (PDF)Listen

We will post future in-person session dates as soon as our campuses are open.

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising
Advising Resource Hub

817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Role of Health Information Professionals

Career Video

Watch Medical Records & Health Information Technicians (link will open in a new window) from CareerOneStop.

What do they do?

Health information technology (HIT) refers to the framework used to manage health information, and the exchange of health information in a digital format. 

Health information professionals focus on the:

  • Technical side of managing health information
  • Software and hardware used to manage and store patient data

HIT professionals are usually from information technology backgrounds. They provide support for electronic health records and other systems health information management professionals use to secure health information.

For more details: Health information is human information from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Our Mission

To train health information management professionals to serve their community by managing patient data with accuracy and integrity for the purpose of advancing health, wellness, revenue and research.

Program Data

Retention Rate by Cohort

Excludes returning students

  • Fall 2019–Spring 2020: 100% (intake 14, graduated 14)
  • Fall 2018–Spring 2019: 79% (intake 29, graduated 22 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2017–Spring 2018: 92% (intake 27, graduate 25) 

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certificate Exam Pass Rate

Reported to Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

  • August 1, 2018–July 31, 2019: 89% (national average: 75%) 
  • August 1, 2017–July 31, 2018: 81% (national average: 64%) 
  • August 1, 2016–July 31, 2017: 82% (national average: 69%)

Graduate Employment Rates

Within 1 year of graduating

Graduating class of:

  • 2019: 100% (14/14 graduates) 
  • 2018: 92% (24/26 graduates) 
  • 2017: 92% (23/25 graduates + 1 enrolled in bachelor’s degree program)

Accreditation

CAHIIM seal of accreditationOur Health Information Technology A.A.S. Program at Tarrant County College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800. Phone 312-233-1100.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions Advising
Advising Resource Hub

817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated September 28, 2020