Jul 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate Degree, Health Information Technology Program at San Juan College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students who complete the AAS in Health Information Technology (HIT) will be eligible to take the AHIMA Registered Heath Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

HIT is a selective major. Specific requirements must be met in order to declare a HIT major. For additional information, contact the Health Information Technology Department at 505-566-3597 or email us at: hitp@sanjuancollege.edu.

A limited number of students will be admitted each fall and spring semester. Acceptance to the college does not constitute nor guarantee admission to the HIT program. Taking prerequisite courses for the HIT program does not guarantee admission to the program; enrollment is limited.

All courses are offered online only. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet (DSL or cable recommended). Once admitted to the program, students must complete all coursework for the AAS degree program within 3 years. Students must complete each course in the curriculum with a C or better and maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. Courses may be repeated once, for a total of two attempts. All HITP coursework must be current within 5 years at the time of graduation. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the student being dropped from the program.


  • All prerequisite and general education courses completed. Must earn a C or higher.
  • Achieved a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Taken the Accuplacer exam (if applicable) and accepted as a SJC student.
  • Submitted a completed HIT program application. A new application is required if reapplying.

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the program application online.

Application Deadlines:

June 15 To be considered for Fall admission
October 15 To be considered for Spring admission

Students who are admitted to the program will be contacted by the HIT Office. Students must meet in person or via telephone or email with a program advisor to develop a program plan. The program advisor will also assist students with registration for classes. Students who are not admitted to the program will be sent a letter from the HIT Office. Students may reapply the following semester; however, in order to be reconsidered for admission a new application must be submitted. It is recommended that you speak to the HIT program director prior to reapplying.

Total Prerequisites and General Education Credits: 25-26


Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Suggested Course Sequence Part-time Students:

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