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Health Information Technology

Degree Info

Degree Info

Degree plans and recommended order of courses.

Future Opportunities

Future Opportunities

Planning for the future? Learn about career opportunities.

Student Testimonials Video

Student Testimonials Video

Hear from former HIT students and graduates!

What is Health Information Technology (HIT)?

Health Information Technology (HIT) represents healthcare, business, and technology. HIT professionals organize and manage health information by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. They safeguard protected health information throughout organizations. The increasing use of electronic health records (EHR) will continue to broaden the job responsibilities of health information technicians. HIT Professionals can specialize in many aspects of health information including medical billing and coding, data analytics, privacy and security, release of information, revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement, and much more!

The two-year hybrid HIT Program is dedicated to producing competent health care professionals. Careers in Health Information Technology offer a variety of exciting opportunities for graduates.  After successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification.

The Health Information Management accreditor of Jefferson College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the A.A.S. degree in Health information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2023. All inquiries about the program's accreditation should be directed by mail to:

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Logo
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, Illinois 60601
By phone: 312-235-3255
By email:

HIT 2021-2022 Program Outcomes
Graduation Rate
Employment Rate 92%
Student Satisfaction Rate 100%

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Please note that a drug screen and background check is required to complete the clinical hours in the HIT program.



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