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Health Information Technology

Quick Facts

Health Information Technology (HIT) is the digital framework medical professionals use to manage and share health information while maintaining security, accuracy, and quality.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

Why choose Health Information Technology?

  • Develop an adaptable, focused skill set that includes clinical, technical & management skills
  • Work in health care but not directly with patients
  • Be able to choose to work on your own, with others, or a mixture of both

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Work with electronic records & databases
  • Collect & organize patient health information records, including:
    • Medical history
    • Exam information
    • Test results
    • Insurance
  • Collaborate with registered nurses & other health care professionals to clarify & complete patient information
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient records

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Selective Admission

HIT is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our HIT program.

Get the details on these pages:

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

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

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

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

Accreditation

CAHIIM seal of accreditationThe Tarrant County College Health Information Technology Program accreditor is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate Degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to CAHIIM:

  • Mail:
    • 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
      Chicago, IL, 60601
  • Phone: 312-235-3255
  • Email: info@cahiim.org

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:

  • 2020: 100% (8/8 graduates)
  • 2019: 100% (14/14 graduates)
  • 2018: 92% (24/26 graduates)
  • 2017: 92% (23/25 graduates + 1 enrolled in bachelor’s degree program)

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Health Information Technology 60 $3,840

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

For example, you will be ready to work toward:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of  Science in Health Informatics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email 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 07, 2021