Frequently Asked Questions
The HIT Program offers one Associate of Applied Science degree, two certificates, and one occupational skills award (OSA):
The HIT associate degree is two academic years in length, and each certificate is one academic year.
*An academic year consists of a Fall and Spring semester.
- All health information technology (HITT) and medical office (MDCA) courses are only offered online.
- All academic courses are offered online and face-to-face at all Blinn campuses.
- All degrees and certificates require the student to complete a clinical at a health care facility. A facility near your home can possibly be arranged.
A student can begin taking courses for any of the degree or certificate tracks during any semester.
The Blinn College District is an open-admissions institution. The HIT Program is also open-entry to any Blinn student. Students will need to:
- Graduates who successfully earn their HIT associate degree can sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
- Graduates who successfully earn their Medical Billing and Coding certificate can sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The cost of completing the two-year HIT associate degree is approximately $15,117 for out-of-district students. This approximate cost includes tuition, fees, textbooks, immunizations, drug screening, background check, AHIMA membership, and the certification exam.
E-mail is the preferred form of communication, so documentation is on file.
Phone: 979-830-4275 (leave a voicemail)
The program director will communication with students via Remind, whether you are in her current course or not. This is a free service and can be set up as a text, email, or use the app. Depending on your text plan, you may be charged per text.
The Blinn College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. For information regarding Title IX, ADA, Section 504 and other anti-discrimination coordinators, see the Required Notices link on the Blinn main webpage.