Health Information Technology
The Associate of Applied Science in health Information technology prepares you with the technical and administrative skills needed to solve complex problems in the healthcare industry.
You’ll be working hands-on with doctors, administrators and technical support staff to help them make informed decisions, as well as gathering data that will influence national healthcare policy.
Health information professionals are in high demand as the health sector continues to expand. There are as many as 50,000 new jobs anticipated by 2017, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites medical records and health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US.
The HIT degree is completely online, which means you’ll be able to complete your degree on your own schedule. We also work with hospitals and clinics in your area to arrange for clinical time, as required by the degree. While the degree is entirely online, our faculty are available here on the TJC campus to answer your questions or help guide you toward your career goals.
Health Information Technology (AAS)
The healthcare industry is a great career choice because it is always highly in demand, but what if you aren’t really interested in dealing directly with patients? Become a health information technician with our online* degree program.
Medical Coding (Certificate)
Medical coding specialists play an essential role in the business of healthcare. Using alphanumeric diagnosis and procedure codes, they communicate critical information about medical conditions and treatments. Correct coding ensures proper recording of a patient's medical conditions, verification of the provider’s services, and appropriate reimbursement by payers for those services.
How to Apply
TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Health Information Technology program is limited. Please fill out the Selective Admissions Application to apply for this program.
The Health Information Technology Degree Program at Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (http://cahiim.org).
Student Outcomes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
- RHIT Exam Results: 85% (six out of seven students successfully passed the Registered Health Information Technology Exam)
- Attrition Rate: 12%
- Retention Rate: 88%
- Graduation Rate: 100%
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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.