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Health Information Technology

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus

Details

Program Option

Degree

Information Sessions

We will post future session dates as soon as they are scheduled.

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

When & Where

2019

  • Date: Wednesday, November 13
    • Room: TRHA 5021
  • Date: Wednesday, November 20
    • Room: TRHA 1050
  • Time: 4–5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)

2020

  • Dates:
    • January 27
    • February 17
    • March 9
    • April 20
    • May 4
    • June 15
    • June 29
    • July 13
    • July 27
    • August 10
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 4–5 p.m.
  • Room: TRHA 1050
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)

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: What Is Health 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 2015–Spring 2017: 79% (intake 29, graduated 22 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2014–Spring 2016: 61% (intake 24, graduated 14 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2013–Spring 2015: 77% (intake 28, graduated 20 + 2 transfers)

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certificate Exam Pass Rate

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

  • August 1, 2016–July 31, 2017: 82% (national average: 69%)
  • August 1, 2015–July 31, 2016: 86% (national average: 68%)
  • August 1, 2014–July 31, 2015: 88% (national average: 71%)

Graduate Employment Rates

Within 1 year of graduating

Graduating class of:

  • 2017: 92% (23/25 graduates + 1 enrolled in bachelor’s degree program)
  • 2016: 93% (13/14 graduates)
  • 2015: 100% (22/22 graduates)

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

TRCF 2101A
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 October 17, 2019