Health Information Technology

Health Information Technolgoy

What you can get

Health Information Technology: 
Associate in Applied Science Degree Program
Certificate - Health Information Technology (High School Career and College Promise)

What it's about

The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Jobs available

  • Health Information Systems Technician
  • Health Information Clerk
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Coder
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) Manager
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Records Director

Courses you'll take

Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

What you'll gain

Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

Contact: Heather Watson

Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment advisor.


Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective, professional written and oral communication skills with consumers and co-workers.
  2. Use and apply critical thinking skills and basic health information management principles to recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
  3. Perform and interpret math calculations related to descriptive healthcare statistics. 
  4. Use current technology to access and process health information. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level health information competencies.
  6. Practice in a legal, ethical, and professional manner by demonstrating responsibility, initiative, positive attitudes toward those of diverse backgrounds, integrity, time management skills, and the ability to work in teams in a healthcare setting.


The Associate Degree, Health Information Technology Program at Davidson County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Based on 2013 survey information, employers are 100% satisfied with the education, training and skill set of DCCC HIT program graduates they have hired.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of health information technology. These technical standards are published in the application for admission to health programs and the Student Handbook.

Admission Requirements: 

Transfer Credit for Health Information Technology Courses

The decision regarding transfer credit for health information courses is made by the Director of the program in consultation with members of the faculty and the Associate Dean. Syllabi for courses for which credit is requested will be required.

Progression Requirements

A grade of “C” or better is required in all HIT, MED, BIO, and ENG prefix courses.

Criminal Background Check, Urine Drug Screen, and Immunization Requirements for Conditionally Accepted Students

A criminal background check, urine drug screen, and up-to-date immunizations are required by the clinical site prior to participation in the clinical component. Click here to carefully review the Clinical Training Requirements Checklist for Allied Health Students and the Health History Form for Allied Health Programs.

If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program.