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.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn your degree through a HIT program ranked #1 by BestColleges
Complete the HIT program 100% online through our Global Campus
Grow your skills with 80+ hours of professional practice experience
Earn a health information technology degree students rate 6.3/7

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:

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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.


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State-of-the-art technology

Use state-of-the-art software and learning platforms like 3M Encoder, GO EHR, and MedTrak Educational Systems in this associates degree in information technology program.


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HIT program scholarships 

Qualify for Davenport University scholarships specific to the HIT program, including Michigan Health Information Management Association (MHIMA) and the AHIMA Foundation. 


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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).


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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.


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CAHIIM accreditation

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.

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to a rewarding career in health information technology. Request more information or begin your application now.

​CAHIIM Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Davenport University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Master degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028.  All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at


Program impact

  • Employment rate: 93% (2019-2020 graduates)
  • Student satisfaction rate: 6.3 (on a scale 1-7, 2019-2020)
  • Graduation rate: 46% of students enrolled completed their program within 150% of the published time for the program (2020)
  • Graduation satisfaction rate: 100% (2019-2020)
  • Pass rate on RHIT certification: 75% (above national average, 2019-2020)

About Davenport University 

Davenport Campus

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. 

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses