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Health Information Technology

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

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

Program Option


2018 Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.


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

Time & Place

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


Cal Quigley

Cassie Ardry

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 2013–Spring 2015: 74% (Intake 28, graduated 20 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2012–Spring 2014: 67% (intake 25, graduated 16 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2011–Spring 2013: 68% (intake 19, graduated 13)

Certificate Exam Pass Rate

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

  • 2013–2014: 79%
  • 2012–2013: 63%
  • 2011–2012: 78%

Graduate Employment Rates

Within 1 year of graduating

Graduating class of:

  • 2015: 82% (+4% in non-healthcare) as of October 2015
  • 2014: 88%
  • 2013: 85%
  • 2012: 100%


Our Health Information Technology A.A.S. Program 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.



Program Director

Renison Babulal

Trinity River Campus

Career & Technical Education Academic Advisors

Cal Quigley
TRCF 2101A

Cassie Ardry
TRCF 2101A

First-Time-in-College Success Coach

Chelsea Smithley
TRCF 2101A

Updated August 03, 2018