Health Information Technology

This program will prepare you to be a health information technician, responsible for healthcare data in all its forms. At Schoolcraft, you’ll have classroom, laboratory and offcampus experiences in a variety of healthcare facilities, with supervised professional practice assignments. In recent years nearly every medical care facility has moved to electronic medical record keeping and our faculty is trained in the latest technology along with state and federal legislation standards regarding medical recordkeeping. They are recognized leaders and experts in this rapidly changing field. If you’re detail oriented, like to collect, analyze and organize data and want to work in the business side of healthcare, this major is for you.

  • Associate of applied science degree graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination. 
  • Many graduates seek additional certifications in cancer registry, trauma registry, quality management and as coding specialists. 
  • Our coding specialist certificate prepares you to review and analyze health records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedure for patient services. You’ll translate diagnostic and procedural phrases utilized by healthcare providers into coded form. 

A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in all classes; full and part-time programs available. The program has transfer agreements with many state universities.

  • This is a Limited/Restricted Enrollment program
  • Schoolcraft College's Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Credential Options

Credential Options Table Key

  • Health Information Technology

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

  • HIT Accreditation and Student Outcomes

Courses Offered

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