Health Information Technology

Health information professionals are the managers of vital medical data, which facilitates quality patient care. Health Information Technology is also known as medical records technology. This program combines general education courses, health information courses and clinical experiences to enhance the relation of theory to practice. Upon completion, the student is eligible to take the national certification exam given by the American Health Information Management Association.

Explore a broad range of career opportunities with a health information technology degree. Bishop State’s Health Information Technology program offers the following degree programs:


  • Health Information Technology (AAS Degree)
  • Medical Coding (MC) – Short Certificate
  • Medical Transcripts (MTR) – Short Certificate
  • Office Administration (AAS Degree)
    Student Achievement


As of 2017-2018, the graduation rate of the Bishop State Community College Health Information Technology Program is 91.6%. Results of the 2017-2018 graduate survey indicated that 100% of the graduates agreed the Health Information Technology Program helped them acquire the skills and knowledge to enter the Health Information workforce.  Additionally, they indicated their overall academic experience exceeded their expectations.  As of 2017-2018, the employer survey indicated 100% of the students who are graduates of the Health Information Technology Program demonstrated necessary knowledge, skills and training for the workforce. In addition, the employment rate for HIT Program graduates in 2017-2018 is 83% (2-students furthered their education).


Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, certificates and short certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or log on to for questions about the accreditation of Bishop State Community College.

The Health Information Technology Program at Bishop State Community College 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. Please e-mail all inquiries to CAHIIM Staff at or website.

The student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree upon successful completion of the program.


Classes held: Baker-Gaines Central Campus


Annalesia Sharpe, Director, HIT Program | 251.405.4453 |
Courtney Sanderson, HIT Instructor | 251.405.4454 |

For degree requirements, see the Course Catalog.  For current class offerings, see Class Schedules.