Health Information Technology Degree Program

Get the technical healthcare training you need to advance your career! Our Health Information Technology associate degree program gives you the foundation to begin or advance your career in the healthcare industry. This online and on-campus Health Information Technology degree from Peirce builds your skills with coursework that combines your interests in healthcare, IT and business.

The coursework will give you practical, career-oriented training in the latest information management technology applications. Plus, you’ll gain an understanding of the typical workflow found within healthcare provider organizations – from large hospitals to private physician practices. It’s the real-world insight you need to succeed.

Like with all of our programs, our Health Information Technology degree is offered completely online and works around your busy schedule.

Graduates are prepared to sit for AHIMA's Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) certification

Learn more about why Peirce's Health Information Technology degree might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.


Student Achievement

Our Health Information Technology degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM's accreditation standards are overseen by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), to ensure programs offer the highest quality education to students. Below are several program effectiveness outcomes for Peirce's HIT program.

  1. Student satisfaction rate: 97%
  2. Student employment in health-related field: 44%
  3. Four year graduation rate: 29%

2022-23 Healthcare Student Achievement Report

Program at a Glance:




100% online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 30 transfer credits can be applied to this degree


$600 per credit

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*Tuition is based on current Peirce College tuition and does not include fees or books.


For course requirements and prerequisite information, refer to the individual course descriptions in the College Catalog.

Associate in Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 61

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
SCI 240Anatomy & Physiology I3
SCI 250Anatomy & Physiology II3
SOC 240 or PSY 101Sociology of Behavior and Illness or Introduction to Psychology (choose 1)3
HIT 100Medical Terminology3
HIT 101Introduction to Health Information Management3
HIT 200Statistical Applications in Healthcare3
HIT 215Legal Issues in Health Information Management3
HIT 218Healthcare Reimbursement3
SCI 270Pathophysiology3
HIT 220ICD-10-CM Coding3
HIT 225CPT/Outpatient Coding3
HIT 230Information Systems for Health Information Technology3
HIT 250Managing Quality and Performance Improvement in HIM3
HIT 297HIT Professional Practice Workshop0
HIT 298Professional Practice Experience3

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

Career Options

Peirce graduates work in healthcare roles as hospital facilities staff, medical assistants and insurance and claims specialists. Plus, you’re eligible to become a member of the Health Programs Student Association (HPSA).

Graduates of the Health Information Technology program can continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree in our Health Information Administration program. For more information about potential healthcare careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Healthcare Careers page.

To further their career outlook, some students choose to pursue certifications post-graduation in order to "stack" their credentials. Click here to learn more about American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certifications.

HIT Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Peirce College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2023.  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

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“Students enrolled in this program must understand the frequency with which the healthcare industry changes and be prepared to remain current. The successful student will practice effective time management and study skills, which are necessary to meet the demands of accelerated coursework.”

Stephanie A. Donovan

HIT Program Director

Interested in a degree in Health Information Administration? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.

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