Health Information Technology

Healthcare regulations and technologies evolve rapidly, setting the stage for a rewarding, in-demand career ripe with the opportunity for lifelong learning. As a health information technology professional, you can expect to affect patient information quality and care at every point in the healthcare delivery cycle. You will be an integral part of the team, protecting patient health information data.

With our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in health information technology, you'll learn how to manage health records efficiently and ethically. Featuring online coursework, our one-year medical coding certificate will help you find a job in healthcare settings such as hospitals and medical clinics.

Why Study Health Information Technology at Front Range Community College?

Learn to work in the world of medical records at FRCC. Our online AAS degree in health information technology will teach you how to organize and analyze health information efficiently. You'll also study legality, privacy and ethics. This two-year program includes firsthand clinical work experience to give you on-the-job knowledge.

Your two-year online program also includes in-person hands-on work experience. There is an internship at the end of the program that gives you an opportunity to work with a HIT professional before you enter the workforce.

With this degree, you will be eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam.

Our top-notch program has a proven track record of helping students succeed.

  • 87.5% of 2023 HIT graduates passed the RHIT national exam on the first attempt. (The national pass rate is 68%.)
  • 87.5% of students enrolled in the HIT program complete all requirements to graduate within three years.

Our one-year online medical coding certificate program will prepare you to work in billing and reimbursement. You'll learn the ICD classification system used by hospitals and doctors' offices. You'll also get hands-on work experience to help you prepare for your career while completing an internship at the culmination of the program.

Degree Details

AAS in Health Information Technology

Program Locations: Online, Westminster

Total Credits: 64 credits (4 semesters)

Study the medical information and records industry. You'll learn how to analyze and protect patient data.

You'll study:

  • Health information management science
  • Medical record terminology
  • Healthcare reimbursement
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • ICD, CPT and PCS Coding
  • Law and the healthcare professional
  • Health data and information systems

You will be eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and receive the RHIT credential.

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Certificate Details

Medical Coding

Program Locations: Westminster

Total Credits: 29 credits (2 semesters)

Learn the medical coding skills used by hospitals, long-term care facilities and doctors' offices. You'll study how to maintain accurate medical records by translating details from a patient's medical documents—such as doctor notes, lab reports, procedures and diagnoses—into universal medical codes. You'll ensure accurate billing and reimbursement for medical offices.

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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree or certificate program in health information technology can open doors for a career in a variety of healthcare settings.

Accreditation Information

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).



The Health Information Technology accreditor of Front Range Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  The College's accreditation for the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2031.  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