Health Information Technology

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

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

The Health Information Management accreditor of San Juan College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2020-2021.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply internal and external policies, regulations, and standards to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  2. Utilize established guidelines to ensure accurate healthcare bulling and compliance in the assignment and evaluation of coded data.
  3. Apply policies and standards to the selection, implementation and use of health information software and systems.
  4. Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles to the practice of health information management.
  5. Utilize human resources management, finance management, and team leadership skills to effectively supervise and lead others.
  6. Apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with state and federal regulations.