Associate of Science in Health Information Technician
Rasmussen College

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.1 Preparation for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam is embedded in your course work and the application fee is included in your total program costs.2 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.3 Classes are available fully online or in a blended format of online and on campus, as well as with our 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. 

2 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.

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

Special Accreditation

3 The Health Information Technician Associate’s degree program offered at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota; the Aurora/Naperville and Rockford campuses in Illinois; the Green Bay campus in Wisconsin and 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 | 312-233-1134.

School Accreditation Statement

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

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, or N. Mariana Islands.