Mission & Goals


Mission & Goals

The Health Information Technology program of Austin Community College strives to be an exemplary program graduating highly qualified individuals to fill the employment needs for Health Information Technologists. The general goal of the Health Information Technology Program at Austin Community College is to prepare competent health information technology professionals through guidance, excellent academic instruction and professional training utilizing traditional and innovative means while understanding the cultural diversity of individuals, maintaining a student‐centered philosophy, striving to make wise use of community and educational resources and materials, conducting ongoing self‐ evaluation of the program, and maintaining an outstanding accreditation rating.

The Health Information Technology program is committed to providing its students with a basic general education as well as presenting the opportunity for the student to develop specific skills within a two‐ year, Associate of Applied Science degree program which will prepare the graduate for employment in the Health Information field. The faculty and staff of the Health Information Technology program are committed to assisting the student toward the greatest academic, personal, and professional potential through quality courses and instruction.

The Health Information Technician Program, with the assistance of its clinical affiliate sites, is committed to providing quality didactic and clinical instruction, encompassing the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning, to prepare its graduates to work upon career entry as competent Health Information Technicians in health care facilities. The program is committed to meeting the employment needs of healthcare facilities.

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Health Information Technology Updates

  • Free PCR Testing for Students & Faculty

    Free PCR Testing for COVID-19 is available to students and faculty at the following links:

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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, Physical Therapist 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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  • 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 nmercado@austincc.edu.

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