Health Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree
Cost
$12,964*

Share your unique clinical expertise

Maintain complete & accurate health records

Combine medicine, management and IT training with this associate in applied science in health information technology. Incorporate your attention to detail and organizational skills with the clinical environment to contribute to the overall patient experience.

Your course work combines lectures and clinical experience to propel your career forward. Learn to:

  • Collect, maintain, retrieve and analyze patient health information.
  • Understand legal aspects of health information, statistics, coding and reimbursement methods.
  • Improve healthcare quality.
  • Manage health records.

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Health Information Technology?

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in health information technology prepares you to start work or continue your studies in health information management, community health or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

Admission: More Needed

Get started in this program! First, make sure you have met the admission criteria that includes:

  1. Attend an Information Session (PDF)
  2. Submit the CLC application form
  3. Submit the HIT screening form (PDF)
  4. Take the NLN Pre-Admission Exam (PAX)
  5. Complete the health screening requirements (PDF)

Your College & Career Navigator (CCN) will guide you through the onboarding process.

For the Fall 2024 cohort, admission will be on a rolling basis up until the start of the semester. Eligible students can submit a screening form to hit-admissions@clcillinois.edu.

Highlights

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    HIT 111 3
    HIT 119 1
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 119
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 115 3
    HIT 215 3
    BIO 111 4
    MTH 142 3
    AMT 112 3
    • Course Code HIT 115
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 215
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 142
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code AMT 112
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 117 3
    HIT 131 3
    HIT 217 3
    HIT 272 3
    ENG 121 3
    • Course Code HIT 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 131
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 217
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 272
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 132 2
    HIT 171 2
    HIT 212 4
    CMM 111 3
    PSY 121 3
    • Course Code HIT 132
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 171
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 212
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CMM 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 213 2
    HIT 218 2
    HIT 231 2
    HIT 232 3
    HIT 271 2
    HUM 127 3
    • Course Code HIT 213
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 218
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 231
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 232
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 271
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

65


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Health Information Technology at CLC

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