The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program offers two Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees and two certificates, all of which can be completed ONLINE. (All programs require the student to complete a clinical at a health care facility)
Online Program Orientation
If you want a career in health care, but not in direct patient care, then the HIT program may be the right choice for you. The HIT program at Blinn College prepares graduates to perform technical duties which are essential to health information departments in any type of health care facility. HIT professionals organize, prepare, analyze, and maintain patient’s health records. Duties vary with the size and type of facility, but the most common duties include:
The Health Information Technology Program is open enrollment, but students will fill out an interest form.
A student must have the following completed before participating in the clinical rotations at the healthcare facilities:
The student is responsible for transportation to and from their clinical sites. Clinicals are completed during the last semester of the degree plan. Expenses associated with obtaining the required documentation (listed above) are the student’s responsibility.
For more information, assistance with getting enrolled and/or advising, contact: Jaime Schroeder, RHIA, Program Director at 979-830-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blinn College Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program is in candidacy status, pending accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (www.cahiim.org) 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100. Blinn College is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Blinn College 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 the Required Notices link on the Blinn College main webpage.