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Health Information Technology, AAS


Online Program (with the exception of two Practicum courses)

CIP 510707 (AHT1)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology is designed to develop the technical skills necessary for managing health information within the healthcare delivery system. The AAS degree program in Health Information Technology emphasizes the technical component of health information services and is designed to prepare entry-level graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, abstract, code, present, and retrieve data in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, long term care, ambulatory care, mental health care and other healthcare facilities as well as private industry. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to write the national certification examination and upon successful passing of this examination, receive the RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology) credentials. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA Web site:

Admission Requirements

The following are the basic requirements for admission to the Health Information Technology (HIT) program:

Students must contact HITProgram [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (HITProgram[at]arapahoe[dot]edu) for counseling and program planning prior to enrolling in any courses that are part of the HIT curriculum.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (15 credit hours)
3 Credits OR any other higher level Communications course
3 Credits OR any other higher level Composition/Writing course
3 Credits OR any other higher level Psychology course
Total: 64 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All major education and other courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to meet graduation requirements.
  • Apply for graduation online at
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.