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Health Information Technology

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)

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Program Orientation
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:

  • Reviewing medical records for completeness, accuracy and compliance based on facility requirements
  • Contacting medical personnel to obtain missing information within medical records
  • Coding records(diagnoses, procedures and services) for reimbursement
  • Compiling statistical reports for the facility
  • Performing quality of care studies
  • Overseeing the work flow of the HIT department
  • Preparing reports based upon admissions, births, deaths, charges, etc.
  • Releasing health information to persons and/or agencies according to regulations
  • Maintaining confidentiality of the patient’s health information

Admission Criteria

  • Complete Blinn College application
  • Take TSI tests (or be TSI exempt)
  • Send high school and/or college transcripts to:

    Blinn College Admissions
    902 College Avenue
    Brenham, TX 77833

  • Financial Aid, if needed
  • Contact Jaime Schroeder, HIT Program Director, to be advised
    110 Arts & Science Building, Brenham Campus (appointment needed for in-person advisement)

  • Register for classes

The HIT programs are open enrollment.  There are no prerequisites to start the program.  Several courses will have to be taken in a specific order though.

Please fill out the HIT Department Interest Form

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics "Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages."

For more information, assistance with getting enrolled and/or advising, contact: Jaime Schroeder, RHIA, Program Director at 979-830-4275 or

CAHIIM logoThe Blinn College Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) ( 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.