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 orientated, and organized. Does this describe you?


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.

What degree or certificate can I earn?


The HIT Associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
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Professional Associations

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

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

Year Graduation rate Job placement rate (*see below) Retention rate Graduate satisfaction rate Employer satisfaction rate
2018 100% 73% 86% 100% 100%
2017 100% 71% 84%  NA  NA

* Please note that not all students actively search for a job in the field.
* In 2018, 10 out of 13 students were employed and/or continuing their education.
* 7 of those students were employed in the health field, while 3 were in a non-healthcare field
* 2 students who did respond and it was undetermined whether or not they were employed.

What style of classes are offered in the HIT program?

The majority of HIT classes are online, with some being offered as hybrid and a select few on campus.

Meet our HIT faculty

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

Faculty & Staff Directory

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