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About the Health Information Technology Program

​Health Information Technology Overview

The HIT curriculum prepares students to identify and use a variety of informational resources and technologies to effectively perform entry-level skills in health information positions. The program provides basic training in computers, health information content and management, quality improvement, coding and reimbursement, legal aspects of health information, and management of health care delivery systems.

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at Brookhaven College.

Application and Acceptance

For more information on the competitive selection process and guidelines to apply to the HIT program, download the information packet and print the application form.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that's $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you'd pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Brookhaven College's Health Information Technology Program is in the process of applying for its initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Related Programs

Check out other programs at colleges of DCCCD in Nursing and Health Care, including Brookhaven College's Medical Front Office program.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of our degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Our faculty have industry experience and hold advanced health information management (HIT) degrees and AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) credentials, which means that your HIT education at Brookhaven College will be a comprehensive and a valuable asset. They work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Health Information Technology instructors.

Transfer Information

These courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links for More Information

Note: The link to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by DCCCD.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Health Information Technology program that aren't answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.