Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technician
Rasmussen University

Program Details

At Rasmussen University, our 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 tuition costs.2 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.1
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-paced and faculty-led 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.
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 University Online program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rasmussen University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) | 800-621-7440.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Restricted States

California, Colorado, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa