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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 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).

In the academic years 2013-2018, CLC’s Health Information Technology program achieved the following outcomes:

  • 88% of graduates demonstrated HIM entry-level competencies by achieving a passing score on the certification examination.
  • 78% of graduates scored above the national average on the certification examination.
  • 98% student retention rate.
  • 100% graduation rate.