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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.

You can mail your application to us even though our campuses are closed:

Brenda McKeon, Intake Specialist for Health Sciences
Program of Interest: Health Information Technology
TCCD-TRHA
245 E. Belknap
Fort Worth, Texas 76102


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

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: 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 May 04, 2020