Health Information Technology


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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%
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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

  • Health Information and Technology Society

    The purpose of the HITS is to provide students with educational and networking opportunities in the Health Information Technology Program and in the Health Information Management (HIM) communities.

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  • Health Information Technology Program Applications

    To apply to the Health Information Technology program, please upload your supporting documents to CastleBranch using code UL62im. To learn more, visit the Application Process page.

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  • Attention! All students that have not been accepted into an ACC Health Sciences program…

    All students who have not been accepted into an ACC Health Sciences program should declare General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences (Associate of Science) for their major. Once accepted into a program, the student's major will be updated.

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