Health Information Technology


Your first step is to apply to Austin Community College.

Welcome to the Health Information Technology Program

  • Gain the skills to manage patient care data as a Health Information Technician (HIT) with an Associate’s HIT Degree.

  • Increase your employability with advanced skills and knowledge for use in the labor market right away.

  • Helps prepare you to obtain Certification by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

  • Easily transfer your credits towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management, should you desire.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Health Information Technology FAQ. You can also contact Department Chair Norma Mercado directly at [email protected] or (512) 223-5928.

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate 100% (2020-21)
94% (2019-20)
64% (2018-19)
Job Placement Rate 60% (2020-21)
50% (2019-20)
64% (2018-19)

RHIT Exam Pass Rate:

2020-2021 100%
2019-2020 100%
2018-2019 75%

The Health Information Management accreditor of Austin Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). ACC’s accreditation for Associate Degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at [email protected].

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Health Information Technology Updates

  • The Immunization and Tests Required Form Has Been Updated

    The Immunizations and Tests Required Form has been updated as of May 6, 2022. Please use the latest form when submitting your application requirements. For more information, visit the Immunizations page.

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  • ACC COVID-19 Information

    Please check the Coronavirus page often for the latest information on ACC's response to the pandemic.

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  • TEAS Testing Requirements for Health Sciences Applicants

    A TEAS Exam score is required to apply to the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiology, and Vocational Nursing.

    If you are not applying to one of the programs above, then you are not required to take the TEAS Exam at this time. Please refer to the Application Process page for your program to see all application requirements.

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