Health Information Technology
Interested in a career that combines health care and computers?
A health information technician is responsible for managing medical records within health care settings. Wherever health care data is collected, maintained and analyzed, there is a potential position for a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), and so the field is growing quickly, with job openings expected to increase in coming years.
In Waubonsee's HIT degree program, you will participate in professional practice experience courses to gain the practical hands-on skills you need for entry into the field. This program combines three different disciplines: information technology, clinical health care and business administration, so it has a broad appeal and leads to a lifelong learning process.
Headquartered at the Aurora Campus, Waubonsee's health information technology program allows you to:
- Learn from credentialed and experienced faculty
- Take advantage of flexible scheduling options
- Use the latest software and technology applications available within the field
The Health Information Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of a CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
Men in HIT
Waubonsee recently received a $2,200 New Look grant to research the reasons men may choose a career in the traditionally female-dominated health information technology field, with the ultimate aim of recruiting more men into the profession.
Available through the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS), New Look is a Perkins-funded grant project designed to support nontraditional careers — that is, an occupation where one gender comprises less than 25 percent of those employed.
Waubonsee Community College's pass rate on the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Examination for January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014 was 100%.
Congratulations graduates and faculty!