Health Information Technology

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), the Blinn College District Health Information Technology (HIT) Program prepares graduates to perform technical duties that are essential to health information departments in any type of healthcare facility. HIT professionals organize, prepare, analyze, and maintain patient’s health records.

Graduates who successfully complete their HIT AAS degree are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Graduates who successfully earn their Medical Billing and Coding Specialist certificate can sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) offered by the AHIMA or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Students who complete Blinn’s HIT Program are prepared for careers as HIM technicians, coders, documentation specialists, revenue cycle specialists, credentialing specialists, birth certificate specialists, inpatient or outpatient coders, billers, HIM technicians, patient advocates, chargemaster specialists, DRG auditors, patient access associates, insurance specialists, and revenue cycle specialists. They also can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and master’s degrees in health information management and health informatics.

The HIT AAS degree, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate, and the OSA in Health Information are completed entirely online. All program plans will require students to complete a clinical during their last semester at a healthcare facility. Clinical site city location can be determined by the student; however, the College needs to know the city location that the student is planning to do clinicals at least one (1) year in advance so contracts can be drawn up. Clinicals require the student to complete 100 hours during normal workday hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Health Information Technology program at Blinn College meets the state education requirements for a students who successfully earns their HIT associate degree to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and for students who successfully earn their Medical Billing and Coding certificate to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Blinn College has not determined if the Health Information Technology program at Blinn College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

The Health Information Management accreditor of BLINN COLLEGE DISTRICT is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for ASSOCIATE degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2026-2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org. The Blinn College District is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Blinn College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. For information regarding Title IX, ADA, Section 504 and other anti-discrimination coordinators, see Required Notices 

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Jaime Schroeder
Phone: 979-830-4275
Email: jaime.schroeder@blinn.edu

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