Healthcare IT

Health Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

National American University’s (NAU) Associate of Applied Science Health Information Technology (HIT) degree is an excellent career choice for students that want to work in the in-demand healthcare field, but not directly with patients. As a graduate of the Associate of Applied Science Health Information Technology (HIT) degree, it may be part of the job to verify the completeness and accuracy of medical records and data entry into computer systems to ensure medical record quality; to use technology to analyze for quality and efficiency of patient care; to code patient diagnoses and procedures for research or reimbursement purposes; or to work in specialized registries that maintain data for medical research. NAU offers other opportunities for those looking to get into the field or for those looking to further their career paths, like the online RN to BSN program. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Health Information Technology degree are eligible for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam.

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

The AAS HIT program is offered through NAU Distance Learning.  General education courses are offered online and at designated physical locations.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

NAU offers courses online, on-campus, or a combination of both, depending on program and availability.


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Additional HIT Information

HIT Documentation:

Helpful Links:

Current Students visit the Student Portal for more sources of information, including:

HIT Practicum Information