Health Information Technology students

Health Information Technology

Certificate Technical Degree

From those on the front lines to those behind the scenes, each member of a healthcare team plays a critical role in keeping our communities safe and healthy. If you’re looking to help save lives by organizing, coding, and analyzing patient data, a career in health information technology might be for you. Get on the fast track to success with a degree or certificate from San Jac.

Program at a Glance

 In today’s digital world, information is everything. And as a health information technician, you’ll be the one organizing it all. Put your analytical mind to work and help push the frontiers of healthcare technology.

Career Opportunities

With a degree or certificate in health information technology , you can find a career as a:
  • Medical Claims Specialist
  • Billing Specialist
  • Medical Coder
  • Registered Health Information Management Technician

Earning Potential

Registered Health Information Management Technicians: $38,710
Certified Professional Billers:  $55,078
Certified Professional Coders: $57,201
Certified Coding Associates: $45,500
Certified Coding Specialists:  $60,160

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Health Information Technology, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career. In an emergency situation, having quick access to the right information can help physicians save lives. In this degree program, you’ll learn all about the technical functions of being a health information management technician, including organizing, analyzing, coding, and evaluating patient data.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in five terms, including a summer term.

Medical Billing, Certificate of Technology

The Certificate of Technology prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. Navigating the insurance industry can be tricky. Discover how to help patients access the care they need by processing and following up on claims, reimbursements, and settlements.
Length 1 year
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 28 credits for this certificate in three terms.

Medical Coding Specialist, Level 2 Certificate

The Level 2 Certificate prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career.Medical coders are the backbone of the healthcare insurance industry. Learn how to review health record documentation and convert medical diagnoses, procedures, and services into billing codes in this certificate program.
Length 1 Year
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 36 credits for this certificate in three terms, including a summer term.


The content below shows a flowchart of the career tracks.

After San Jacinto College

 You’ll be ready for a rewarding career at the forefront of healthcare organization and technology. Work in a hospital, a law firm, a long-term care facility, an insurance agency, or dozens of other settings.

Health Information Technology

The Ins and Outs of Health Information Technology

Want to see firsthand what a health information technology program looks like? Join us for a virtual information session, where you’ll learn exactly what to expect directly from your instructors.

Program Outcomes


2021-2022 RHIT Exam Pass Rate

91% of graduates passed the RHIT certification exam on the first attempt.  

2021-2022 Employment Rate

100% of graduates who completed the survey were employed within 12 months of graduation.

2021-2022 Student Satisfaction Rate

95% of program graduates who completed the survey expressed satisfaction with the program.

2022-2023 Graduation Rate

48% of students graduated within the expected time for completion. 
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The Health Information Technology accreditor of San Jacinto College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029. 

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 

What to Learn More?

Contact us today for more details on a degree or certificate program in health information management.
Carla Ruffins
Prog Dir/Clin Coor Health Info
(281) 998-6150x7237