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Program: Health Information Technology

Degree Type: Associate Degree

The Health Information Technology Program of Southern University offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree which prepares students to serve as entry level Health Information Technicians.

The Health Information Technician is a skilled professional who serves the healthcare industry by managing health information essential in the delivery of quality healthcare. If your interests are directed at a healthcare profession that combines business, management, computer information technology, health law and HIPAA privacy standards, coding for reimbursement and healthcare research, then Health Information Technology is an excellent career choice.

The Heath Information Technology Program of Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana prepares graduates for careers as Health Information Technicians in both traditional and non-traditional healthcare settings. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology is awarded upon successful completion of all academic and clinical experiences.


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

233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150 
Chicago, IL  60601-5800
(312) 233-1131

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
233 North Michigan Ave., Ste. 2150
Chicago, IL, 60601-5800

Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  After successfully passing the examination, graduates obtain the credential RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

Post-graduation, graduates complete a Graduate Satisfaction Survey and employers complete an Employer Survey.  These surveys are outcome-focused and designed to assist in the assessment of program effectiveness through an ongoing quality improvement process.

The Health Information Technology Program earned a 100% Graduation Satisfaction Rate and a 100% Employer Satisfaction Rate for 2015.

The Health Information Technology and Medical Coding Specialist Programs accept applications each spring semester for entrance into the fall clinical program.

To download and complete your application click here today.

Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information.