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 90% (2021-22)
100% (2020-21)
94% (2019-20)
64% (2018-19)
Job Placement Rate 100% (2021-22)
60% (2020-21)
50% (2019-20)
64% (2018-19)

RHIT Exam Pass Rate:

2021-2022 100%
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

  • Instructors and Students visiting Christus Health must be vaccinated against flu

    Starting October 1, 2023, all instructors and students visiting a Christus Health facility where patient care is provided must be vaccinated against the flu. Every student or instructor already on site must be vaccinated against the flu by November 1, 2023.

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  • 2023-2024 PTA Application Dates

    The PTACAS opening date has been delayed. The PTACAS will open on October 15, 2023 and will remain open until May 26, 2024.

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  • RN-to-BSN Application Deadline for Spring 2024 Extended to November 6

    The RN-to-BSN Program is extending the Spring 2024 to November 6, 2023. For more information, please visit the RN-to-BSN Application Process page.

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