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Health Information Technology

Expand your skills by learning the latest patient-record technologies. Our program prepares you for the Registered Health Information Technician certification exam.

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What is Health Information Technology?

The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program deals with the business side of healthcare. In this program students will learn:

  • Medical record management
  • Privacy of health information
  • Billing and coding in major health care settings
  • Electronic health record conversions


The Health Information Management accreditor of Jefferson Community and Technical College 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 2022. 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

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination.


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Published Program Outcome Statistics


 Year   Student Outcome 
2016 86%
2017 75%
2018 100%
2019 83%
2020 100%


  • 89% of 2019-2020 graduates are employed in health care.**
  • **This data is based upon 2019-2020 telephonic student surveys, and reported to the accrediting body on the 2019-2020 APAR data.The final figure represents data determined based upon response rates to the survey.


Health Information Technology Program, Fall to Fall Retention, 3-Year Trend

 Fall 14 to Fall 15   Fall 15 to Fall 16   Fall 16 to Fall 17  Fall 17 to Fall 18
60.5% 60.3% 73.2% 78.0%

Fall-to-Fall Retention Definition: Count of students enrolled in the baseline Fall term who returned or earned a Diploma or Associate degree in the following Fall term, divided by the count of all students in the program enrolled in the baseline Fall term.

Program information

For program admission, please contact Kristi Couch.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Free Tuition with the Work Ready Scholarship Program

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Program Contact

Kristi Couch, RHIA, CPC, CCA, CHP, CHA, Certified AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Health Information Technology Department

Assistant Professor

Health Information Technology Academic Program Coordinator 

Health Information Technology Clinical Education Coordinator


Program Contact

Felicia Miles-Collier, RHIT, CPC, CPMA

Health Information Technology Department

Health Information Technology Instructor