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 2016-2017, the graduation rate of the Bishop State Community College Health Information Technology Program is 81%. Results of the 2016-2017 graduate survey indicated that 100% of the graduates agreed that the Health Information Technology Program helped them acquire the skills and knowledge to enter the Health Information workforce.  Additionally, they indicated that their overall academic experience exceeded their expectations.  As of 2016-2017, the employer survey indicated that 100% of the students that are graduates of the Health Information Technology Program demonstrated necessary knowledge, skills and training for the workforce. In addition, 2016-2017 the employment rate for the Health Information Technology Program graduates is 95%.


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

      November 13
    2. Spring 2019 Returning Student Registration Opens

      November 13
    3. Late-Start Term Final Exams

      November 14 - November 15
    4. Women’s Basketball

      November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    5. Late-Start Term Grades Due

      November 16 @ 2:00 pm

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