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

  • HITT Program Statement on “Pass” and “No Pass” Grading

    If a "P" grade is chosen for a Spring 2020 prerequisite course, the “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking. For questions regarding choosing a "P" versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please contact Department Chair Norma Mercado at [email protected].

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  • NEW Application Submission Process During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to public safety concerns, applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Effective immediately, applicants for all Health Sciences programs except Associate Degree Nursing, Mobility Nursing, RN-to-BSN, and Sonography should follow these instructions when submitting their application and supporting documents:

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  • The ACC Early Alert Referral System

    The ACC Early Alert Referral System (EARS) is a new resource hub for ACC students seeking assistance with Academics, Health Care, Child and Family Care, Mental Health, Transportation, Civil Rights, Food Assistance, and more. Click here to visit the website.

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