Health Information Technology Online

Get Started in Health Information Technology with an Associate Degree from Cambridge. This online program is only offered by our Atlanta, Georgia Campus.

Program Overview

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Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology’s Health Information Technology program is to provide students with entry-level skills required to obtain employment in the health care field and to provide students with transferable knowledge and skills needed to improve healthcare outcomes within the community.

Jumpstart Your Career in Health Information Technology With an Associate Degree from Cambridge

Cambridge’s Associate in Health Information Technology program gives students the skills necessary to enter the field of health IT. Our program includes 75 weeks of study, completely online.

More About the Health Information Technology Program

To enter the field as a health information technologist, you’ll need to know how to analyze patient information and data and accurately enter it into records and systems. Our Associate in Health Information Technology (HIT) program teaches you how to record medical information, bill and code, protect critical data and more. Our Health Information Technology Program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). As a graduate of our HIT Program you will be able to sit for the AHIMA Registered Health Information (RHIT) exam.

What You’ll Learn

The Health Information Technology program includes studies covering many different topics relating to health IT.

Health Data Content and Structure

During your program, you’ll learn the systems and processes required for collecting, maintaining and using patient health information, including registries, forms and health records. You’ll also learn how to analyze content stored inside health records and the importance of its accuracy.

Medical Terminology & Critical Anatomy

Your studies will include the basics of medical terminology as well as an in-depth look at the body’s anatomy. This will help you understand patient medical conditions and diagnoses for proper recording into the patient’s record. You’ll also have a virtual lab practicum, allowing you to practice what you’ve learned in real-time.


To properly enter codes for recording and insurance purposes, you’ll need to understand ICD-10 and CPT/HCPCS coding procedures. Our associate degree program includes in-depth studies in both as well as an intermediate coding course to take your training to the next level.

Health Information Systems

You’ll learn everything you need to know about electronic medical records (EMRs) as well as other critical health information systems. You’ll discover the most common information systems used by organizations throughout the US and gain an understanding of how to protect patient data inside those systems.


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Online Curriculum

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of Health Information Technology helps you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the 2.4 million new jobs that are projected through 2026.

Our program starts with an orientation followed by 24/7 support from our online team that helps you become comfortable with the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue a career in the fast-growing healthcare industry. Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview-ready so you can pursue your new career.

Career Opportunities in Health Information Technology

As a health information technician, you can choose from a wide range of career options.

Healthcare leaders and managers can expect to find employment in hospitals, clinics, outpatient care sites, physicians’ offices and even health management companies, which provide management services to hospitals and other organizations, as well as to specific departments, such as emergency, information management systems, managed care contract negotiations and physician recruiting.

Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for students completing their Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program. Graduates can seek employment as:

  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Records Field Technician
  • Health Information Technician
  • Registered Health Information Technician
  • Cancer Registrar
  • Certified Coding Associate
  • Medical Records Coder
  • Clinical Outcomes Coordinator
  • Medical Coding Consultant
  • Registered Health Information Administrator
  • Health IT Instructor
  • Coding Auditor Supervisor
  • Supervisory Medical Records Administrator
  • Director of Health Information Management

Read Our Health Information Technology Career Profile


You will earn an Associate of Science Degree upon successful completion of this training program.

Program Summary
  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Online program
  • 75 weeks


Specialty Courses

Tech Core

  • Computers in Healthcare
  • Comparative Health Records and Data Security

Health Information

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • Health Data Content and Structure
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Pharmacology Essentials
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare
  • Health Information Systems
  • Virtual Lab Practicum
  • Healthcare Statistics
  • Clinical Quality Assessment
  • Health Information Technology

Billing & Coding

  • Fundamentals of ICD Coding
  • Principles of CPT/HCPCS
  • Insurance and Reimbursement Procedures
  • Intermediate Coding
General Education Courses

Communication Skills

  • English Composition
  • Fundamentals of Speech

Mathematics and Science

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Health Science
  • College Algebra

Social Science

  • Introduction to Psychology


Programmatic Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

The Health Information Management/Health Informatics accreditor of Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology 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 affirmed through 2029-2030. 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 ([email protected]).

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