Health Information Technology

Become a guardian of healthcare data

Technology and science are changing the medical industry faster than ever. Get the knowledge you need to protect and preserve people’s health information.

This unique field combines clinical knowledge, information technology and management skills to ensure data remains secure and private. If you want to work in healthcare but not directly with patients, Health Information Technology leads to rewarding career options in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, professional associations, nursing homes, medical billing services and more.

Why study Health Information Technology with us?

Graduate from a program in this area, and you become eligible to apply for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Program Accreditation

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The Health Information Management accreditor of College of Lake County is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027-2028.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Program Student Outcomes (2021-2022)


Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

Need help?

Your College & Career Navigator (CCN) is your "go-to person" ready to help you get started at CLC.

Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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Bachelor's degree pathway

You can get a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management (HIM) when you complete the Health Information Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program and the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

We offer a wide range of courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Coding, Medical Science—and so much more!

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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Be debt-free at CLC

CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.

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Discover majors and career paths to complement and extend your intuitive interests and abilities.

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