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AAS – Health Information Technology (HIT)

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students who complete the AAS in Health Information Technology (HIT) will be eligible to take the AHIMA Registered Heath Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

HIT is a selective major. Specific requirements must be met in order to declare a HIT major. For additional information, contact the Health Information Technology Department at 505-566-3597 or email us at:

A limited number of students will be admitted each semester. Acceptance to the college does not constitute nor guarantee admission to the HIT program. Taking prerequisite courses for the HIT program does not guarantee admission to the program; enrollment is limited.

All courses are offered online only. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet (DSL or cable recommended). Once admitted to the program, students must complete all coursework for the AAS degree program within 3 years. Students must complete each course in the curriculum with a "C" or better and maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. Courses may be repeated once, for a total of two attempts. All HITP coursework must be current within 5 years at the time of graduation. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the student being dropped from the program.


  • All prerequisite courses completed. Must earn a "C" or higher.
  • Achieved a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.75.u
  • Taken the Accuplacer exam (if applicable) and accepted as a SJC student.
  • Submitted a completed HIT program application. A new application is required if reapplying.

Application Procedure:

  • Consult with the Online Advisor to determine prerequisite courses needed
  • Register by August 21st for HIT prerequisite courses to be taken in Fall 2015
  • Complete the online program application.

Application Deadlines:

July 1 to be eligible to enroll in HIT core courses

To be considered for Fall admission

November 1 to be eligible to enroll in HIT core courses

To be considered for Spring admission

April 1 to be eligible to enroll in HIT core courses

To be considered for Summer admission


Students who are admitted to the program will be contacted by the HIT Office. Students must meet in person or via telephone or email with a program advisor to develop a Program Plan. The program advisor will also assist students with registration for classes. Students who are not admitted to the program will be sent a letter from the HIT Office. Students may reapply the following semester; however, in order to be reconsidered for admission a new application must be submitted. It is recommended that you speak to the HIT Program Director prior to reapplying.

For more information, please call Deborah Honstad at (505) 566-3597. Or send an email to