HIT Program Costs & Outcomes

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The actual cost for attendance is unique for each student. While some expenses are fixed (like tuition and fees), others are influenced by the student’s lifestyle (like housing and personal expenses).  The Cost of Attendance Worksheet for the Health Information Technology Program is based upon completion of not only those courses required to complete the HIT Program but also tuition and books for general education classes.  Estimated fees are based upon the six terms (2 summer sessions and 4 regular sessions) in the recommended sequencing of the required program courses documented on the HIT Program Information Sheet.  The cost of attendance does not include transportation, personal expenses, room and board and is subject to change.

Click on Cost of Attendance Worksheet for the HIT Program to evaluate the cost of completing the HIT Program.

Program Effectiveness Data

Metrics that can be used to measure the achievement of the program learning outcomes and the effectiveness of the Cypress College Health Information Technology include enrollment and completion statistics; graduate placement rate; graduate satisfaction; employer satisfaction and outcomes (pass rates) for the Registered Health Information Technician examination. Click here to examine Program Effectiveness Data.

There is no external agency that publishes RHIT exam pass rates by accredited HIT Program.

Accreditation Status

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program at Cypress College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Therefore, graduates of the Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Program Learning Outcomes

A student who completes the Health Information Technology Program will be able to

  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform entry level functions in health information management/information technology.
  • Attain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pass entry level HIM certification examinations, especially the Registered Health Information Technology examination.
  • Obtain HIM-related positions or be enrolled in an advanced degree program within six months of completion of the program