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What Students Say

“I chose the field of health information management after teaching for a number of years. I have been impressed with the organization and structure of CLC’s program. During my clinical experience at NorthShore University Health System, I had an opportunity to spend time at a local area hospital that uses a very integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and see many different aspects of the field. Working with various health information management staff allowed me to observe and try out several different roles, including coding, release of information, prepping and scanning as well as merging.”

Karen Thomason, second year student

What Graduates Say

“I needed a life/career change for myself and my children. I knew I wanted something I could do simply on a computer, in a flexible and convenient, at-home location and a schedule that fit around my family. There is so much room for growth and varied roles within health information management. Whether you want to be a medical coder or take on another role, CLC’s program is a wonderful steppingstone to get where you need to go. I am happy, my children are happy and I enjoy what I do.”

Jenna Scala, 2011 graduate

“I was looking for a fresh start after 30-plus years in a marketing, publishing and printing career. CLC offers a great program that gives an in-depth look at the many opportunities in health information management. It’s not just a coding course. Each instructor's goal was to equip each student with the tools necessary to acquire our Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification AND find work in the field of health information management. Their dedication to our success is much appreciated.”

Linda Altman, 2013 graduate

What Employers Say

“CLC’s health information technology graduates have a solid foundation of skills. My experiences have shown that they are better prepared than some graduates of other colleges. Over the years, I have recommended that people pursue their training through CLC.”

Eileen L. Perry, RHIA, CHPS and director of health information management and HIPAA privacy coordinator, Advocate Condell Medical Center

“The CLC program is excellent! We have hired CLC graduates, and their skill set is exactly what we have needed, and will need, as we transition to ICD-10. They are also mature, very professional, well prepared and conscientious.”

Marsha L. Nielsen, M.A., RHIA Division Officer, Health Information Management/VISN 12 FOIA Officer (136D) Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

What Instructors Say

“With the aid of the advisory committee, CLC has developed a program that underscores the grave responsibilities that are associated with protecting and preserving health information. The standards are set high—as they should be—for those entering the program, and graduates represent CLC in a manner that makes faculty proud.”

Debra Salvi, coder for NorthShore University Health System and an adjunct CLC professor for more than 20 years