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

In the Health Information Technology program, you’ll gain a combination of health care, business, and computer technology skills. This program includes the general education and program-specific courses you need to earn your Associate in Applied Science degree in 5 semesters. You can also potentially transfer credits to a 4-year university should you wish to continue on for a bachelor’s degree.

When you complete the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam.

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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