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Health Information Technology


About the Program

Health Information Technology (HIT) is a unique profession that combines facets of medicine, data management, and information technology, giving graduates the background to work in a range of health care settings. The Health Information Technology Department at CLC offers one associate degree program and one certificate option. The HIT associate degree program is a limited enrollment program and requires students to apply and meet admission requirements by the first Wednesday in February.

Program Accreditation

The HIT associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to write for the certification examination of the American Health Information Management Association for the designation RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

One of the College of Lake County’s Health Information Technology Program target outcomes to ensure that graduates demonstrate HIM entry-level competencies is that 90% of the graduates who take the certification examination will achieve a passing score, and 75% or more will score above the national average. The target outcome for academic years 2011-2016 has been met with 96% of the students passing the exam and 90% scoring above the national average.


Degrees & Certificates

  • Health Information Technology A.A.S.
  • Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

Learn more about the program options.