Health Information Technicians are professionals who record, update and organize patients’ medical information and data. An AAS in Health Information Technology is a pathway to an in-demand position in the health care industry. 


Health Information Technology

The Health Care System Needs Health Information Technology Specialists

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From maintaining records to organizing clinical databases and assigning the proper clinical and billing codes, Health Information Technicians work closely with other health care professionals to provide excellent patient service.

If you like working with computers, are organized and detail-oriented, have good analytic and communication skills, and you’re interested in a career in health care, this program is for you.

Growing Demand and Local Job Opportunities

The demand for Health Information Technicians and Specialists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals and Surgery Centers are just some of the health care organizations ready to hire Registered Health Information Technicians.

Your instructors are ready to support your future success and Gaston College’s partnerships with local health care institutions can give you access to job connections throughout the region.

The Role of a Registered Health Information Technician

As a registered health information technician you will:

  • Ensure the quality of patient records 
  • Use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data 
  • Understand coding diagnoses and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research

An AAS and RHIT Certification Preparation

The Health Information Technology Curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and skills to process, analyze, maintain, and report health information data in compliance with legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards.

Course work includes diagnosis and procedure coding/classification systems, privacy and security strategies, health informatics, data analytics and use, revenue cycle management, regulatory compliance, and organizational leadership.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.


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Associate of Applied Science

For more information on the requirements to earn this degree click on the link below.


Lythia Bynum, Lead Faculty