Manage patient care data with our 100% online HIT program
Associate of Applied Science - Health Information Technology (69 Credits)
Learn to analyze, manage and use patient data and health information resources as a health care information technologist with the health information technology associate degree at Davenport University. Delivered through real-time virtual learning (RTV) classes, this two-year online health information technology degree is led by faculty who have real-world experience and hold industry-recognized credentials, including Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS).
Enrich your online learning experience and make valuable connections through Davenport’s faculty mentoring program, online tutors and Allied Health/Health Information Student and Alumni Association. Hands-on clinicals at a health care site near you will also help put you on a path to earning the health information technologist salary you deserve.
What is a health information technology degree?
A health information technology degree focuses on analyzing, managing and using patient care data and health information resources to manage medical records, understand reimbursement and research, coding, and uphold the highest health information standards.
Accredited by the CAHIIM, Davenport’s fully online health information technology associate degree program will prepare you to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam so you can earn the credential you need to become a health care information technologist.
Explore classes for Davenport’s health information technology degree
Get on track to earn the health information technologist’s salary you deserve through HIT program courses, such as medical terminology, advanced procedural coding, health care ethics and presentation techniques. Complete Davenport’s associates degree in information technology and continue on to our bachelor’s in health information management (HIM degree). All classes are aligned with Quality Matters (QM) and are evaluated through Instructional Design to ensure the quality of instruction.
Foundations of Excellence
|BIOL115||A & P w/Human Disease I||4|
|BIOL116||A & P w/Human Disease II||4|
|BIOL131||Introduction to Human Disease||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Health Professions
|HLTH101||Introduction to Health Careers||3|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|HINT110||Introduction to HIM||3|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3|
|HINT209||Quality/Perf Improve Hlth Care||3|
|HINT215||Applied Statistics for Health Information Management||1|
|HINT222||Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding||3|
|HINT294||Coding Prof Prac Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT294L||Advanced Coding Lab||2|
|HINT297||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT297C||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Clinic)||2|
|HLTH250||Heatlhcare Reimbursement Mgmt||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue a Davenport health information technology degree?
Accredited by CAHIIM, Davenport’s health information technology associate degree program was ranked the #1 best online associate in HIT program in the nation by BestColleges. Davenport’s health-focused associates degree in information technology will prepare you to earn the health information technologist’s salary you deserve with organizations that collect and use health care information, including insurance companies and law firms.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Real-world faculty expertise
Become a health care information technologist with the help of faculty who are leaders in national and regional associations and conduct research in areas such as leadership and public health.
Use state-of-the-art software and learning platforms like 3M Encoder, GO EHR, VirBELA and MedTrack Educational Systems in this associates degree in information technology program.
HIT program scholarships
Qualify for Davenport University scholarships specific to the HIT program, including Michigan Health Information Management Association (MHIMA) and the AHIMA Foundation.
Course credit for your certifications
Receive course credits for certifications, including RHIT, Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist — Physician-based (CCS-P).
100% employer satisfaction rate
Stand out among employers with your Davenport HIT degree. Those we surveyed gave a 100% satisfaction rating for Davenport health information graduates.
Earn a health information technology degree that’s accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
HIT/HIM Program Director
Meet Megan Tober, the associate department chair and program director for the health information management programs at Davenport University.
Get started on your health information technology degree
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your HIT program degree at Davenport.
About Davenport University
Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.
Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.
Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlines in Undergraduate Catalog. Student in the College of Health Professions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in a program of study towards a degree.
The HIT associate of applied science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) through our Global Campus. Davenport University's main campus is located in Grand Rapids, MI. Contact information:
233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601
Faculty and Staff
Department Chair/Interim Associate Dean Allied Health and Health Information Management: Linda Sorensen, EdD, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Jeanne Freeman PhD, RHIA
Associate Department Chair/Program Director HIT/HIM: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA
Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Each program completes a yearly Annual Program Assessment Review (APAR) for CAHIIM.
Outcomes from the most recent program review include:
- 100% of respondents to an employer survey indicated they are satisfied with graduates of the
Davenport University HIM program
- Graduate Satisfaction = 88%
- Student Satisfaction 6.26 on a scale of 1-7.
- Enrollment/Graduation rate = of all 100 HIT students enrolled in Fall 2018, 31 or 31.0% received
an associate’s degree award in the program from DU within the 2018-19 academic year.
PROGRAM OR STUDENT/GRADUATE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Evaluate data structure, content and information governance.
Manage the healthcare revenue cycle.
Assess the appropriate use of health informatics, health analytics, and health
Interpret organizational management and leadership strategies.
Apply health law and compliance methods.
Identify information protection: access, use, privacy, and security.