Health Information Technology

Help keep healthcare professionals and patients organized and provide appropriate medical treatment by studying health information technology. You’ll learn to analyze medical records, assign codes, and process medical information required by insurance companies. This program offers an associate degree to prepare you to enter the workforce.

The Health Information Technology Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.

Pride Points

84% RHIT exam pass rate in past five years

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

Individualized attention with small class sizes

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology at Austin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (http://cahiim.org)

Career & Salary Information

Most healthcare organizations rely on some form of health information technology, helping graduates find careers nearly anywhere–– hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, nursing homes, and insurance companies. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

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  • Clinical Data Managers

    Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.


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  • Insurance Claims Clerks

    Obtain information from insured or designated persons for purpose of settling claim with insurance carrier.


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  • Insurance Policy Processing Clerks

    Process applications for, changes to, reinstatement of, and cancellation of insurance policies. Duties include reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered, compiling data on insurance policy changes, changing policy records to conform to insured party's specifications, compiling data on lapsed insurance policies to determine automatic reinstatement according to company policies, canceling insurance policies as requested by agents, and verifying the accuracy of insurance company records.


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  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Health Information Technology