Health Information Technology Degree Online & On Campus | Peirce

Health Information Technology degree online and at Peirce’s Philadelphia campus

Get the Technical Training You Need to Advance Your Career

Peirce’s Health Information Technology degree program readies you for an important role in a growing field.

Health Information Technology Degree Program

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. 

We’re committed to your future – our Health Information Technology degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

And, like with all of our programs, our Health Information Technology degree gives you the flexibility to study whenever it fits best into your scedule. We're offering classes for the program online, at our Philadelphia campus and even as a combination of both online and on-campus learning

Ready to play a vital role managing health information with a Health Information Technology degree in your hands? Apply today. Have questions about the program? Please call us at 888.467.3472, ext. 9000.


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

Associate in Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 64

PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM 112 Speech Communication 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
HUM 102 Introduction to Ethics 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
SCI 240 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
SCI 250 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
SOC 240 or PSY 101 Sociology of Behavior and Illness or Introduction to Psychology (choose 1) 3
HIT 100 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HIT 200 Statistical Applications in Healthcare 3
HIT 215 Legal Issues in Health Information Management 3
HIT 218 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
SCI 270 Pathophysiology 3
HIT 220 ICD 9/10 CM Coding 3
HIT 225 CPT Outpatient Coding 3
HIT 230 Computer Information Systems for HIT 3
HIT 250 Managing Quality and Performance Improvement in HIM 3
HIT 297 HIT Professional Practice Workshop 0
HIT 298 Professional Practice Experience 3


Meet Our Full-Time Faculty


Stephanie Donovan, M.B.A.
Associate Professor and Faculty Chair, Health Programs

A.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
B.H.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
M.B.A., LaSalle University

Jamie Loggains, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Health Programs

M.S., The University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., Drexel University
A.A.S., Gwynedd Mercy College
A.A., Ozarka College
RHIT, Registered Health Information Technician
CPC – A, Certified Professional Coder - Apprentice
Subject Area: Health Information Technology, Health Informatics, Medical Coding

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.

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.

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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
Faculty Chair, Health Programs

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.