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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Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

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. 

A Quality Education

Students will complete a 40-hour internship with a healthcare provider in their final semester.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Health Information Technicians, Medical Registrar, Health Informatics Specialist, Medical Records Specialist

COMPLETION TIME

24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters61 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$9,760

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

15 Students

average per class

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.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, math, biology, and computer keyboarding is helpful.
  5. Applicants should be detail oriented and exhibit professionalism.

What Can I Expect As a Health Information Technology Student?

Additional Information

The Associate Degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Additional Opportunities

Innovative Bridge to Health Careers

The Innovative Bridge to Health Careers Program is an 8-week program that will engage participants in training designed to introduce and academically prepare them for entry into the various health science career paths.

Learn More

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions

Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm