Health Information Technology A.A.S. (HIT)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Please Note: Any student interested in becoming a candidate for this program must complete the requirements found in the following document:

This program focuses on automated health information processing, reporting, and retrieval. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to read and objectively analyze medical records and other related health data, supervise functional areas of the medical record department, and act effectively and efficiently in any institution that handles health care data.

For more information contact:   
Patricia A Nesfeder
Instructor Health Information Technology
School of Health Care Sciences
Office Location: SH32M, Main Campus

Kate MacDonald, M.Ed
School of Healthcare Science Advisor

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates:

  • will be able to demonstrate ability to meet AHIMA entry-level competencies.
  • who successfully complete the HIT program may apply to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for eligibility to take the national accreditation exam to earn RHIT credentials.
  • will be able to take an active role in local, state, and national health information management associations.
  • will be able to practice competently as health information technicians in professional entry-level employment in various types of healthcare settings.
Residency Book Cost Fees Tuition
Sponsored district of LCCC $2,000 $510 $3,000
Other PA resident $2,000 $780 $6,000
Out-of-state or international $2,000 $1,050 $9,000
Resident of Schuylkill County $2,000 $780 $4,500
Registered Health Information Technician Exam  Pass Rate Average
2015 91%
2014 92%
2013  100%
Year Retention Rate Employed within first year of graduation
2016 81% 73%
This percentage is based on the College Wide Survey Report by Program​
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HIT 110 Introduction to Health Information Science 3
HIT 120 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
Semester Total 16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HIT 130 Health Information in Alternate Settings 4
HIT 140 Health Law 3
HIT 150 Clinical Documentation Improvement 3
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Elective Social Science 3
Semester Total 17
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HIT 210 Health Information Reporting 3
HIT 255 Coding and Other Classification Systems 3
ENG 106
or ENG 107
Introduction to Literature
Technical Writing
HIT 240 Advanced Medical Terminology and Pathophysiology 3
Elective Social Science 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HIT 200 Health Information Processing 3
HIT 220 Health Information Management Practicum 3
HIT 230 Professional Practice Experience 4
HIT 250 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding and Classification System 3
Elective* Free Elective 3
Semester Total 16
Credit Total 64

Health Information Technology Program

*Recommended Free Elective: HIT 260

This program is an open enrollment program that requires no special application process. The HIT Program can be completed entirely online with the exception of A&P 1 and 2. If you are a current student from outside the area you can complete an LCCC form for permission to take the courses at your local college and have them transferred back to LCCC. A&P courses must be a 4 credit course with 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab.

To enter the HIT program you should:

  • Apply online for admission to the collegeCAHIM Accredited Program Logo
  • Declare your major as Health Information Technology
  • Enroll in the HIT 110 Intro course or any other HIT course

To contact the Program Coordinator, please email