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Health Information Technology - Medical Records Coding

Expand your skills by learning the latest patient-record technologies. Develop professional skills in medical records coding procedures for a variety of healthcare environments. 

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What is Health Information Technology?

Are you interested in a career in a growing field? Would you like to learn the most up-to-date patient-record technology in the medical field? Do you enjoy being in an office environment? Would you like the opportunity to work from home? If so, the Health Information Technology program may be the perfect fit for you!

CAHIIM accredidationAccreditation: The Health Information Management accreditor of Gateway Community & Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for an associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2026-2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL. 60601; by phone at (412) 235-3255; or by email at

Graduates with a HIT Associate degree are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination.

The HIT program is designed to provide students flexible scheduling by offering an online connected learning opportunity with faculty and remote learning environments, with the exception of the work-based learning practicum. 

HIT Medical Records Coding

Obtain your HIT Medical Records Coding Certificate in as little as one year at Gateway. Medical coders analyze patient records to determine the correct diagnoses and procedure codes for many different types of healthcare facilities. The certificate can prepare you to earn a coding credential such as CCS, CCA, or CPC. You can also complete your certificate while earning credits towards an Associate degree in HIT.

The HIT Coding certificate is offered 100% online with connected learning opportunities with faculty. The work-based practicum will be completed in an approved facility in collaboration with our Program Coordinator.

What are my career choices?

  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Patient Information Coordinator
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst

Where can I work?

  • CompMed
  • The Christ Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    Medical Center
  • Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital
  • NorthKey Community Care
  • Riverhills Healthcare, Inc.
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • St. Elizabeth Physicians
  • Trihealth Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • Tri-State Gastroenterology
  • The Urology Group

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

AAS Health Information Technology

HIT Medical Records Coding Certificate

Release of Information Data Specialist Certificate

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Statistics for 2019-2020

Retention rate: 76%
Graduation rate: 93%
Academic transfer rate: 92% 

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

This program is participating in Gateway's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and is committed to enhancing employability skills for students. Click here for more information about our QEP.

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Program Contact

Anissa McBreen, RHIA

Health Information Technology

Assistant Professor

(859) 442-1705


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