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Prepare for entry level positions in the fast-growing health care information technology field or transfer to a four-year college. Choose from an associate’s degree or two certificate programs.


Healthcare IT is one of the fastest growing employment markets. The Health Information Technology and Analytics (HITA) and the Certificate in Health Information Technology programs are designed for students interested in IT careers in the healthcare industry.

Students who successfully complete the HITA degree will be eligible to apply for entry-level IT positions in the healthcare industry. Potential jobs include data analyst, data analytics, data or database developer, business, systems or applications analyst.

Need-Based Scholarship Opportunity

The Health Information Technology and Analytics degree is eligible for the financial need-based Opportunity Grant Scholarship. Visit the Opportunity Grant web page to see if you are eligible and to download an application form.

Adults who are moving from current jobs and/or degrees in healthcare or IT can have their experiences evaluated for college credit through the Prior Learning Assessment process.

Financial aid and scholarships are frequently available to students who qualify. In addition, special funding may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.


A variety of Pierce College’s HITA program credits can be applied to bachelor’s degrees in health informatics, healthcare management, management information systems, and IT management. Contact the HITA program lead or coordinator for details.

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Students must complete college-level reading, math, and English, and CIS 121: Intro to Computer Information Systems.

Full-time students can typically complete the HITA degree in two years.

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