Health Information Technology – Associate Degree (A45360)

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non- governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

CAHIMM LogoThe Health Information Technology Program  is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)  to award Applied Associate Degrees in Health Information Technology.  The Applied Associate Degree in Health Information Technology Program is confirmed through 2028.  For inquires about the program’s accreditation status, contact CAHIIM at 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; (312) 235-3255;

Student Achievement/Outcomes For 8/01/2019 – 7/31/20 Reporting Period
  • Employment Rate:  83% of graduates were employed in the health information or related healthcare field within one year of graduation for the 08/01/19 – 07/31/20 reporting period*.
  • Graduation Rate: The Health Information Technology program had a 100% graduation rate for the 08/01/19 – 07/31/20 reporting period.
  • 86% of graduate respondents reported a high level of satisfaction with the Health Information Technology program for the 08/01/19 – 07/31/20 reporting period*.

*Data available only if a student reports back or completes the graduation survey

Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, consulting firms, computer and software vendors, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

Note: BCC and UNCG have an articulation agreement allowing students who complete an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology at BCC to transfer to UNCG into Public Health Education.

A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may not be eligible to complete the professional practice experience and therefore not be able to complete the program.

BCC also offers a Health Information Technology Diploma option.


Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology 5
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
HIT 110 Fundamentals of HIM 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
Semester Total 18
Spring Semester #1
HIT 226 Principles of Disease 3
HIT 112 Health Law and Ethics 3
HIT 114 Health Data System &Stand 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Semester Total 16
Summer Semester #1
HIT 124 Profess Practice Exper ll 1
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
Semester Total 4
Fall Semester #2
HIT 218 Mgmt Principles in HIT 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 3
HIT 211 ICD Coding 4
HIT 213 Inpt Proc Coding & Reporting 2
HIT 217 Quality & Data Analysis 3
HIT 220 Health Informatics & EHRs 2
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #2
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
HIT 214 OP Procedure Coding/Reporting 2
HIT 215 Reimbursement Methodology 2
HIT 222 Profess Practice Exper III 2
HIT 280 HIM Capstone 2
Semester Total 14

Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.


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