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) 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).
E-mail is the preferred form of communication, so documentation is on file.
Phone: 979-830-4275 (leave a voicemail)
The program director will communicate 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.