Health Information Technology (HIT)
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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals acquire, organize, and manage health information data.  They ensure quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.  They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases and registries, and maintenance of patients’ medical treatment histories.


Educational options

  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Certificate
  • Short-term Certificate
  • The HIT Coding Certificate program will provide students with the necessary background to complete an entry level coding exam, such as the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams.

What can I earn?

The national average for annual earnings is $35,900 and the hourly earnings is $17.26. The top 10% annual earnings is $59,200 and the hourly earnings is $28.44.

Your future

Employment is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 – 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

Application Period

The HIT Application is open from September 5, 2023 – October 13, 2023 for Spring 2024.

Shelton State HIT Achievement/Outcomes

The Shelton State Community College HIT Achievement and Outcomes reporting period is 2022 – 2023. The HIT program has an 86% graduation rate; 86% employment rate; and 100% student satisfaction rate based on the number of survey participants.

The Health Information Management and Informatics accreditor of Shelton State Community College Health Information Technology Program is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Management and Information Management has been affirmed through 2028. 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

program Faculty

Name & Title
Health Services Clerk
Beth Appling
Program Director

Quality Matters (QM)Qualifications:
        • APPQMR Certified