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Associate of Science in Health Information Technician

Program Details

At Rasmussen College, the Health Information Technician (HIT) Associate’s degree prepares you to analyze and manage patient-care data in the growing healthcare industry. You can finish your degree in as few as 18 months while benefitting from expert instructors and hands-on experience in a sophisticated digital lab and virtual coding practicum. Preparation for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam is embedded in your course work and the application fee is included in your tuition costs. The curriculum is designed for you to earn the credentials needed to advance your career path, so when you're ready to continue your education, you can earn your Bachelor's degree in health information management in as few as 18 months. With programmatic accreditation, you can be confident you are gaining relevant skills employers seek, including knowledge of electronic health record systems and the ability to manage patient-specific data while protecting patient confidentiality and privacy. 

Classes are available fully online or in a blended format of online and on-campus, as well as with the Flex Choice® learning option, which allows you to mix self-directed assessments and traditional courses so you can save on tuition and earn your degree on your schedule. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term. The fee for each qualified student’s first attempt at the RHIT exam is included in the total cost of the program. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.


  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Background check
  • Immunization requirements

Accreditation & Licensing

Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. | 800-621-7440.

The Rasmussen College Online Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor Chicago, IL 60601-5800 I 312-233-1100.


This program is not authorized for residents of: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, or N. Mariana Islands.