Health Information Technology
- Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
- Job opportunities: Careers
- Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus
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.
When & Where
- Date: Wednesday, December 5
- Time: 5 p.m.
- Place: Trinity River Campus (map)
- Room: TREF 7306
Role of Health Information Professionals
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)
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.
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
- 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)
Our 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.
Trinity River Campus
Career & Technical Education Academic Advisors
First-Time-in-College Success Coach
Updated October 23, 2018