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Associate of Arts concentration in Information Technology with Health Care Information Technology Certificate

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 concentration in Information Technology with Health Care Information Technology Certificate* (AAIT/HIT).

Our AAITT/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.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts emphasis in Information Technology with Health Care Information Technology Certificate.

CompTIA is a registered trademark of Computing Technology Industry Association Inc.

What you'll learn


The Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology program provides the opportunity to specialize through the selection of College of Information Systems and Technology practical based academic certificates aligned to industry certifications in areas such as desktop support, network support, multimedia development, information security, database administration, web administration, programming and IT healthcare. Knowledge and skills in Information Technology professional competence and values, information utilization, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving are provided in the program.


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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

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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.

  • Meets industry standards

    To provide the best education possible, our curriculum is developed to meet the strict guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association of Information Systems (AIS).

  • 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. 

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Next steps

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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.

Industry-qualified faculty

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.

Updated curricula

To ensure relevance and curricula that are at the forefront of the industry, our Faculty Advisory Council regularly reviews program content.