Train 100% online to be a Registered Health Information Technician. Gain skills to work in a variety of healthcare settings managing health information using the latest technologies.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
92 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $45 - 120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Medical and clinical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human diseases and pharmacology
  2. Health care delivery and information systems for hospitals and other health care facilities
  3. Patient clinical records contents and current practices in coding and classification systems
  4. Components of fee setting, prospective payment systems and how to optimize insurance reimbursements
  5. Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance requirements and billing procedures for various health care facilities
  6. Computer applications and internet use in health care, electronic health records, and personal computer software programs (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and flowcharting)
  7. Legal and ethical issues related to health care information, including the release and security of confidential data
  8. Collection and analysis of health care statistics for research, cancer and other disease based registries
  9. Management principles for the health information supervisor

Careers & Opportunities

The job outlook for health information and informatics is very good with graduates working as Health Information Specialists, Health Data Analysts, Medical Record Coordinators, Coders, HIM Data Integrity Analysts, Cancer Registrars, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialists, Quality Improvement Coordinators, Medical Record Supervisors and Health Information Managers. For salary information in your state, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov.

Potential employers include: Hospitals, nursing homes, medical and dental offices, insurance companies, community health centers, public health agencies, urgent care centers, behavioral health centers, rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies.

Get Started

Application period: Applications are accepted once annually in advance of each Fall quarter from mid-January to June.

Next application deadline is June 12, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted after deadline on a space available basis.

How to apply

Explore the Health Informatics & Information Management Department