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Enter the rapidly growing field of health care IT
Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Care IT
You have a knack for technology. You also know that health care is an evolving field with a lot of potential. Why not combine the two and pursue a career in health care IT? Regulatory requirements and advancing technologies are driving a need for IT professionals who can help health care organizations manage sensitive data. You can become one of these in-demand IT professionals by earning an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Care IT (AAIT/HIT).*
Our AAIT/HIT degree program is designed to provide you with foundational IT skills and health care industry knowledge. You’ll learn from a curriculum that covers IT fundamentals, hardware and operating system support, and health care information technology topics. The program will also provide the body of knowledge required for the CompTIA® Healthcare IT Technician (HIT) and A+ certification examinations.
StackTrack™ certificate options
Now you don’t have to wait until graduation to gain skills that employers find valuable. The StackTrack option allows you to move core, job-focused skills toward the front of your degree program and earn certificates to show job competencies.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an emphasis in Health Care IT.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Develop communication skills
A job in the technology sector is more than just sitting at a computer by yourself — you’ll be communicating with many different people. The communication skills you’ll learn at University of Phoenix will help when you enter the workforce.
Transition to a bachelor’s degree
Earning an associate's degree at University of Phoenix allows you to transition into a University of Phoenix bachelor’s degree program seamlessly.
Innovative learning platform
The College of Information Systems and Technology offers an innovative learning environment complete with simulations and hands-on lab activities.
Is this the right program for you?
Talk to an advisor who specializes in the Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Care IT degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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The College of Information Systems and Technology
We understand that technology has changed the way the world does business, the way people receive an education and even the way people communicate.
At the College of Information Systems and Technology, we pride ourselves in our experienced faculty members, many of whom hold leadership positions in the IT sector.
To ensure relevance and curricula that are at the forefront of the industry, our Faculty Advisory Council regularly reviews program content.