What is Health Information Technology?

The diverse and evolving field of Health Information Technology (HIT) combines medicine, management, finance, law, and information technology into one dynamic career path. If you enjoy working with data and technology, this could be the career path for you

Students in this program learn to apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards in order to control the use of health information. They also gain practical skills to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures while working in databases. At Terra State, our HIT students are data-driven, detail-oriented, and organized. Does this describe you?

  • Hybrid Program
  • Fully Accredited Program
  • Flexible and customized scheduling
  • Full and part-time options available
  • Generous financial aid packages are available including grants and scholarships
  • Seamless transfer options to Bachelor programs
  • STEM program

Career Opportunities

Graduates of a HIT program can find careers in a variety of settings, including but not limited to physician's offices, hospitals, and some work from home. Learn more about this profession below or visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Certified Medical Coder
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Health Information Management Supervisor, Manager or Director
  • Electronic Medical Recorder/Document Imaging Specialist
  • Medical Claims Analyst
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Health Data Analyst
  • HIPAA Compliance Office


What degree or certificate can I earn?


The Health Information Technology program accreditor of Terra State Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. 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 info@cahiim.org.


HIT Student Handbook

Download a copy of the HIT Student Handbook

Professional Associations

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): AHIMA.org

Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA): Watch 'What is HIM?' at OHIMA.org

Student Achievement/Outcomes

Year Graduation Rate Employment Rate Student Satisfaction Rate Employer Satisfaction Rate







63% Affects from COVID

60% in healthcare settings






67% in healthcare setting








What style of classes are offered in the HIT program?

The majority of HIT classes are online, with some being offered as hybrid.

What are my transfer options for this degree?

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Does Terra State have degree transfer options for other programs?

Click here to see Terra State’s other Degree Transfer Options

Meet our HIT faculty

Our HIT faculty are happy to answer any questions you have about the program.

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