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Health Information Technology

Health Information Management workerTCC's Health Information Technology (HIT) program provides a combination of medical knowledge and business applications to prepare graduates for administrative employment in hospitals, ambulatory health care facilities, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities and state or federal health agencies.

This program is fully accredited (CAHIIM) and is completely ONLINE!

The TCC online HIT program leads to:

Please note the following changes to the program beginning Fall 2016:

  • The prerequisite math course will change from BUS 110 to MATH& 146 (Statistics)
  • Entry will be Fall only

Career Pathways: The RHIT credential may be accepted by some universities as fulfillment of the first 2 years of an undergraduate degree leading to a bachelor’s degree and the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. Check with your intended university for confirmation.

If you have specific questions about transfer of credits, enrollment procedures, or program details please contact the appropriate HIT advisor (by last name):

Program Description

The HIT Program is a 2-year program that results in an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Read more...

Program Planning

There is a high demand for jobs in the Health Information Technology field. This demand has in turn created a high demand for degrees in Health Information Technology. 

HIT program entry occurs twice a year, in fall and spring, on a space available basis. There is no formal application process. (please note - beginning Fall 2016 entry will be once a year, Fall only)

Program Prerequisites

All prerequisite courses must be completed before beginning the HIT certificate and degree core courses. All of the prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better and within 2 attempts before HIT core courses can be started. There is a 10-year time limit for all math and science courses.

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/lab5
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
BUS 110Business Math5

Please note the following changes to the program beginning Fall 2016:

  • The prerequisite math course will be MATH& 146 (Statistics)

If all of your prerequisite courses are complete and you are looking for courses to take while you wait to get into the HIT program, we suggest taking CU 103 and CU 110. We also have an eHIM certificate that partners with our HIT associate degree. You are welcome to take any of those courses if that is something that interests you.

This program is offered completely online. For those new to online learning or are feeling unsure about your online expertise, we suggest taking the 2-credit TCC course OLL 101 (Online Learning 101).

Catalog Course Descriptions

Workforce Education Funding

The HIT program is eligible for Workforce Education funding. For more information and to see if you qualify please go to or call 253.566.5188

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