Health Information Technology

Health information technicians organize and evaluate patient health records for a hospital, physician's office, or other health care facility. Medical coders assign diagnostic and procedural codes to support health care records and billing functions. 

Fresno City College Health Information Technology Program (HIT) is designed to educate and train students for entry level practice, obtain an Associate of Science degree, and work in a structured health care setting. Fresno City College also offers a Medical Coding Certificate which prepares recipients to complete testing for a Coding Credential.

Please contact a counselor if you have any questions.


  • Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology (F.4621.AS)

Major courses required for the degree are all offered 100% online. Completion of the degree prepares students for entry-level work in medical records. Most of the coursework also satisfies the requirements for the the medical coding certificate. Students wishing to pursue certification as a Registered Health Information Technician or a bachelors degree in HIT can transfer under a unique agreement with Shasta College. Contact to learn more about this partnership. 


  • Medical Coding Certificate of Achievement (F.4627.CA)

All classes for the coding certificate are taught 100% online. Students can complete the certificate in approximately three semesters. Students will be prepared to take specific coding certification exams upon completion of the program. 

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  1. View the Allied Health & Nursing Information Session online
  2. Meet with a Health & STEM Pathway counselor
  3. Complete necessary program requirements

Check our Catalog for recommended sequence of courses. To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes. Most HIT courses are taught online with some general courses also offered on-campus.