Health Information Technology

Prepare for a successful career as a

Health Information Technology professional

Work from home or in a healthcare setting

HIT degree provides all courses online and

includes a 40-hour Professional Practice Internship!

For more information call (505) 566-3597 or email

The medical field is one of the fastest growing fields in America. Do you have an aptitude for science, but also enjoy management, law, and technology? Are you interested in working in healthcare, but not directly with patients? Are you detail oriented? If the answer is yes, then the exciting and rapidly changing career of Health Information Technology (HIT) may be for you.

San Juan College offers two programs within Health Information Technology- an Associate of Applied Science Degree in HIT and a Certificate in Medical Coding/Billing.

All courses are offered online. The degree also requires a 40- hour professional practice experience in a health care facility. Students must have access to a computer, the Internet (DSL or cable recommended) and a webcam. Webcams are used for proctored final exams. Coursework includes anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical coding, reimbursement, legal issues, supervision, quality management, and electronic health records.

Students who complete the AAS in Health Information Technology (HIT) will be eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

Quick Facts

  • Rapidly growing and in-demand field
  • 71% pass rate on AHIMA's RHIT certification exam 2016-2017
  • 100% online program

Registration for Summer/Fall, 2019 beginning 4/15/19

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


To help satisfy the needs of the health care community by preparing Health Information Technology professionals by means of an online learning program and to successfully contribute in a dynamic work environment.

To be the model of online Health Information Technology  education by providing a broad spectrum of strategic courses employing the  latest technology to advance our curriculum and developing the critical  thinking skills of our students

HIT Program Outcomes Data 2016-2017

Program attrition rate: 4%

Job placement rate: 55%

RHIT exam pass rate: 71%