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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.

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Program Mission

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program of the College of Lake County is dedicated to the primary mission of meeting the educational needs of the diverse community we serve who desire to enter the Health Information Management profession delivering high quality, accessible learning opportunities to advance student success. In addition, the program is dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of the healthcare community of Lake County for well-trained, competent Health Information Technicians.

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Program Accreditation

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

CLC’s Health Information Technology program student outcomes for 2021 - 2022:

Graduation Rate: 88% of graduates completed the program within 100% of expected time frame.

Employment Rate: 100% of graduates actively seeking employment in HIM were employed within six months of graduation.

Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100% of graduates passed the RHIT credentialing exam as first-time test takers.