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Health Information Technology


The HIT program will operate with rolling admissions until August 1, 2019 to fill any available spots. All materials for screening must be submitted to the office of Admissions and Recruitment in Grayslake by the close of business on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Screening requirements are reviewed as they are completed, and decisions made shortly thereafter. For any students who submit materials between now and August 1, 2019, places are filled on a first-come, first served basis.

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 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.