Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Collaborative Program with Pitt Community College 

Pitt Community College’s Health Information Technology Program provides the training students need to pursue roles in the administrative side of healthcare and obtain their Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification. The Health Information Technology Curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. 

Possible Careers 

Health information professionals are a vital part of the healthcare team and are responsible for collecting, analyzing, transmitting, and maintaining health information in a variety of healthcare settings, which include: 

Hospitals, doctor’s offices, surgical centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, mental health facilities, health insurance organizations, government agencies such as CMS, CDC, or NIH. 

Medical Coder, Billing Professional, HIM Analyst, Coding Auditor, Healthcare Data Analyst, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Cancer or Trauma Registrar, Charge Master Auditor, Release of Information Specialist, Data Quality Manager, HIPAA Compliance Officer, Healthcare Consultant, and many more.  

Study Options 

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology is offered fully online at Pitt Community College and may be complete either full or part time to allow flexibility for students who work full time or who do not live close to campus. Students are encouraged to complete the 34 hours of general education courses at Mitchell Community College prior to enrolling in the HIT Program at Pitt Community College.  

Collaborative Program 

Mitchell Community College and Pitt Community College have a collaborative agreement that allows students to attend classes at Mitchell and Pitt to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology.  

Students must complete the application process at both Mitchell Community College and Pitt Community College. 


Enrollment in the Health Information Technology Program is available in the fall and spring semesters.  



The Health Information Management accreditor of Pitt Community 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 2029. 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 



Mitchell Community College 

Laura Russell, CMA (AAMA) Program Chair Medical Assisting 

(704) 978-5424 


Pitt Community College 

Ashleigh Walker, MAEd, RHIA, CCS-P 

Program Director, Health Information Technology