Health Information Technology
Associate in Applied Science
Health information technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security are maintained in both paper files and electronic systems.
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The Health Information Technology program prepares students for employment in diverse settings in the health information management career field. Technology concepts will include coding, data collection, data analysis, electronic health record utilization, legal and ethical aspects, protection of health information, leadership skills, and revenue cycle management.
Students will complete a 40-hour internship with a healthcare provider in their final semester.
Network with other students through ICC student organizations including the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Health Information Technicians, Medical Registrar, Health Informatics Specialist, Medical Records Specialist
if Full Time
61 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Health Information Technology Program?
Federal regulations require the safe and secure management of healthcare records, and the need for educated and trained professionals is growing. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- High school coursework in English, math, biology, and computer keyboarding is helpful.
- Applicants should be detail oriented and exhibit professionalism.
What Can I Expect As a Health Information Technology Student?
- Graduates will earn a Healthcare Information Technology Associate in Applied Science degree.
- Graduates will be prepared for employment in organizations such as UnityPoint Health, OSF Healthcare, and Heartland Health Services.
- Students will complete a Coding Internship in their fourth semester.
- Students who complete an ICC Medical Coder Certificate can apply earned credits to the Health Information Technology Associate in Applied Science degree.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.