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Excellent computer skills + knowledge of anatomy + medical terminology equals great success. 

Code, analyze, transcribe and protect.

Doctors and healthcare professionals need comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government entities and insurers. Health Information Technicians focus on health care data and the management of health care information resources.

TSTC's associate degree in Health Information Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This accreditation enables graduates of these programs to take the national exam for obtaining the credentials of a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Earning these credentials improves your career possibilities and increases your salary potential. For those wishing to enter the workforce more quickly or add to an existing knowledge base, TSTC also offers certifications in Medical Information Transcriptionist and Medical Office Specialist. The Abilene program is an online program, while the Harlingen program is taught in a traditional classroom setting.


During the academic year of 2012-2013, in Harlingen, a program objective was set for 75 percent of graduates to obtain gainful employment within the first year after graduation. This objective was achieved, as 81 percent of students gained employment in that time period. During the same time, a program objective was set for 80 percent of graduates in Abilene to obtain gainful employment within the first year after graduation. This objective was also achieved, as 90 percent of students were employed. 


Program Application Packets

HIT Program Application Packet - Harlingen (Face-to-Face Delivery)

Program Application Packets

MOS Program Application Packet - Abilene (Online Delivery)

HIT Program Application Packet - Abilene (Online Delivery)


Medical Information Transcriptionist is being phased out and is pending SACSCOC approval for closure. Students are encouraged to contact their Enrollment Coach for more information.

National RHIT average passage rate is 69%

During the academic year of 2017-2018 in Harlingen, program outcomes are as follows:

RHIT EXAM RESULTS — 88 Percent (AUGUST 2017 – JULY 2018) Seven out of eight students successfully passed the Registered Health Information Technology credentialing exam.

JOB PLACEMENT RATE – 83 percent (August 2017 - December 2018) placement

GRADUATION RATE – 89 percent (AUGUST 2017 – JULY 2018)

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