Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).


The Health Information Technology (HIT) programs incorporate the disciplines of reimbursement, information technology, anatomy and physiology, and law into one curriculum. Brookdale offers classes in ICD-10-CM/PCS  and CPT coding. Because of this unique mixture, HIT graduates can choose from many work settings across a variety of healthcare fields. 100% of graduates who responded to the graduate survey are either are employed in the HIM field or continuing their education.

Brookdale’s 61-credit Associate in Applied Science program in Health Information Technology is designed to provide the extensive training and in-depth education needed to work in a field which the Occupational Outlook Handbook says “is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations …because of the number of medical tests, treatments and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts and consumers.”

  • We offer a great mix of synchronous (in-person,) online, and hybrid courses.
  • You will be required to come on campus to take General Education courses.
  • One of the requirements for graduation is a Clinical Practicum which requires 56 hours of class time, face-to-face, at a health care facility.
  • Because our program is CAHIIM accredited, graduates are eligible to sit for the national RHIT certification exam.

Over 55 students were enrolled in the HIT program for academic year 2016-17. Students enjoy personal attention, both due to our small average class size and the tutelage of AHIMA-credentialed instructors.

  • Online Course average class size = 14
  • Face-to-Face average class size = 24

For more information, contact Interim Program Coordinator Mara McAuley (732-224-1886 or