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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).

Program Outcome:

A Graduate Satisfaction Survey and an Employer Satisfaction Survey are conducted annually. These surveys are outcome-focused and designed to assist in the assessment of program effectiveness through an ongoing quality improvement process. 

For academic year 2015-2016, the results of these surveys revealed the following:
• Graduate Satisfaction Rate 100%
• Employer Satisfaction Rate 100%

Program Admission:

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

For detailed program admission information, click on the Application tab below. 

If you are interested in applying to the program, download and complete your application today!

Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information.