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Health Information Technician Certificate (HITC)


The Health Information Technician Certificate provides students with knowledge and skills needed to perform the release of information function in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, and long-term care facilities.

Students gain understanding of health record content and documentation requirements in accordance with state and federal regulations. Students also work with computer applications such as electronic health record and release-of-information software.

Through practicum experience, students apply their knowledge and skills in a healthcare setting.

All of the certificate courses also apply to the associate's degree program in Health Information Management

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform release of information function in a healthcare setting
  • Perform analysis of health record documentation to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Health Information Technician
  • Release of Information Technician
  • Medical Data Release Clerk
  • Medical Records Coordinator

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$23,000 - $25,000 annually

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, opportunities for health information technician occupations are expected to grow by 13 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Christ Hospital
  • Carespring
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Mercy Health
  • Tri-Health
  • UC Health


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Health Information Technician Certificate (HITC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 0 1 1
HIM 100 Introduction to Health Information Management 0 3 3
HIM 105 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 2 0 2
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 0 2 2
Semester 2      
HIM 115 Clinical Abstracting of Health Data 0 2 2
HIM 120 Health Information Technology Systems 3 0 3
MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2 2 0 2
HIM 180 Release of Information Practicum 0 7 1
Total Credits:   7 15 16

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Cindy Kneip, RHIA
(513) 569-4683
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