Health Information Technology
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
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
- 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
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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
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.
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About the Session
Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.
Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.
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Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Health Information Technology Information Session (PDF)Listen
Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub
Cal Quigley, IV, Health Care Professions Advisor
The 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:
- 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL, 60601
- 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
- Phone: 312-235-3255
- Email: email@example.com
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
- 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?
2022–2023 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Health Information Technology||60||$3,840|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
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
Start on Your Pathway!
Trinity River Campus
Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub
Cal Quigley, IV
Health Care Professions Advisor
Advising by Appointment
Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Updated July 18, 2022