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


Student outcomes include an employer and graduate satisfaction rate of a 100% for HIT graduates. In addition Student Outcomes includes an employment rate of 95% for HIT graduates.


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 | 251.404.4455 |
Courtney Sanderson, HIT Instructor | 251.405.4454 |

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

Important Dates

    1. Last Day to Withdraw

      October 10
    2. Final Exams for Mini-Term 1

      October 11 - October 12
    3. Mini-Term 1 Ends

      October 12
    4. Mini-Term 2 classes begin

      October 15
    5. Drop/Add Dates – Mini-Term 2

      October 15 - October 16

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