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​Health Information Technology A.S. (2159)

This degree introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare delivery system, health information management and health information systems. It focuses on all of the concepts recommended by the American Health Information Management Association. Students will be proficient in human anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. Students leave this program with advance health code knowledge, including the ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Students are prepared to work as a managerial professional in the HIIM field.


The program ends with capstone courses that provide students with the opportunity to develop additional professional and technical skills, and to practice these skills in clinical and seminar setting. This program offers courses in both a lecture and hands-on lab setting. Students can complete this certificate in two full-time academic years.

TCC offers a series of certificate programs that build to an Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology. Students may begin with any of the certificates, or enter immediately into the degree program. Each certificate or degree will provide students with the skills and credentials to move into the job market or advance to the next academic level.



 Program Details


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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for employment as health information technicians or medical record technicians, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Employment Types:
Health Information Technicians, Medical Record Technicians in a variety of healthcare settings

Program Length:
70 credit hours

Admission Requirements:

  • Standard high school diploma or GED diploma
  • Meet the required minimum scores on the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test, SAT or ACT (or complete the necessary developmental courses)
  • Satisfactory completion of program prerequisite courses

Academic Division:
Technology and Professional Programs

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Course Information

Program Courses (60 credit hours)

Semester 1: Fall (13 credit hours)

Semester 2: Spring (13 credit hours)

Semester 3: Summer (6 credit hours)

  • Any General Education Humanities  course 3 credit hour(s)
  • Any General Education Social Science  course 3 credit hour(s)

Semester 4: Fall (11 credit hours)

Semester 5: Spring (11 credit hours)

Semester 6: Summer (6 credit hours)


 Online Courses

Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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