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
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more