University of Northwestern Ohio

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technicians can be found anywhere from hospitals to private medical practices to insurance agencies. The number of jobs in the HIT field is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade. With experience, technicians have solid potential for management positions within the health care field.

With the transition from paper Medical Records to electronic medical records, the role of a Health Information Technician has never been more important and is one of the top 20 fastest growing careers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The UNOH Health Information Technology program is accredited by CAHIIM, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. This accreditation means that when you graduate with an associate’s degree, upon passing a certification exam, you will be considered a Registered Health Information Technician, or RHIT. The University will even PAY for you to take the RHIT exam!

Courses Include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Information Systems
  • ICD-10 and CPT Coding
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects of HIT
  • Electronic Healthcare Records
  • Pharmacology

Obtaining the RHIT credential can:

  • Improve your earning potential
  • Open the door to more opportunities for career advancement
  • And position yourself for success in your long-term career

Multiple Job Opportunities

The Health Information Technology degree prepares you to be employed in Hospitals, Physician’s Offices, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Mental Health Facilities, Public Health Agencies and any other organization that uses patient data or health information such as pharmaceutical companies, law and insurance firms, and health product vendors. UNOH surveyed area employers within those fields and 100% of those who responded said they would hire a UNOH Health Information Technology graduate.†

The average salary of a Health Information Technology graduate with an Associate’s Degree is more than $40,000 per year! The Health Information Technology field is a sought after career path with great earning potential and more than 13% job growth through 2026.

As part of the Health Information Technology program, you will be required to participate in two internships. Internships will help you make connections with physicians, office managers, and fellow technicians working in the field today!

The HIT program, on average, is completed within 19 months for full-time students and 31 months for part-time students.†

The Health Information Technology program at UNOH incorporates disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one curriculum – so no matter your career path within Health Information, you will be prepared with a degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio.

† Numbers based on Annual Program Assessment Report dated 11/15/2017

Health Information Technology Programs

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Associate Degrees

Program Outcomes

  • Employment Rate: 71% of the HIT graduates are pursuing further education
  • Test/Exam Pass Rate: 2 students completed the RHIT exam in 2021/2022 (50% passage rate); 5 are pursuing further education
  • Graduation Rate: APAR 2021-2022


The Health Information accreditor of the University of Northwestern Ohio is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  The College’s accreditation for the Associate Degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2025.  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 (312)235-3255; or by email at