As a health information technology (HIT) professional, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of patient medical records. Your expertise in everything from computer applications to coding diagnoses and procedures will provide an important service to patients and the efficiency of modern-day health information management (HIM) systems.

The Clarkson College Associate of Science in Health Information Technology degree program is offered 100 percent online and combines elements of business, computers, health sciences and health information technology with practical lab experiences. You will learn skills in areas such as coding, billing, electronic health records, data analysis and reporting, legal compliance and other technical processes that will prepare you for your role in health information management. Clarkson College has built early testing into the HIT curriculum, allowing you to take the national registry examination prior to graduating and earn the nationally recognized credential of Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT).

After obtaining an RHIT certification, many HIT professionals further their education with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) degree. Graduates of the HIM program then go on to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam to open up career opportunities at the administrative level of health information management.

Performance Outcomes

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate*** N/A 100% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate*** N/A 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate N/A 73% 75%
Graduation Rate** 100% 50% 0% (66% still enrolled part-time)
Job Placement/Employment Rate* N/A 100% 100%

* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.

** Students tracked through completion of degree (7 years). Reported a 3-year graduation rate. Majority of students in program are part-time students.

*** Pass Rate represents students who took the exam within 5 years post-graduation.



The Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program, Health Information Administration Baccalaureate Degree program, and the Health Information Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).