If pursuing a career in healthcare seems facinating but working with patients is giving you pause, there's an exciting alternative waiting for you.

Working in health information technology is a great way to enter the growing healthcare industry in a unique way. It's one of the few job areas that doesn't involve patient care and it's growing exponentially due to the high demand for electronic medical records and data capture.


At Harford Community College, we offer a health information technology certificate program that can prepare you to sit for the CompTIA HIT certification exam and enter one of the fastest-growing careers in allied health.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:



No. of Credits:

Certificate: 24



Sherry Massoni







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your health information technology studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in health information technology through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to Networks

Fundamentals of Network Security

Introduction to Health Information Systems

Database Management in Healthcare

Fundamentals of Healthcare

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree or certificate in health information technology at Harford, your coursework will prepare you to take the CompTIA HIT Certificate Exam.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • This certificate is intended to sit for the HIT Exam

Potential Careers

  • Health information manager
  • Medical coder
  • Data analyst
  • Outpatient coding compliance auditor
  • Clinical documentation specialist
  • Clinical systems manager
  • Medical research analyst

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.