Degrees & Certificates

Health Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Medical Billing and Coding

Certificate of Achievement

Overview

You can combine your computer skills and your passion for people into a dynamic and in-demand career.

A health information technician is an essential player in numerous health care settings, responsible for acquiring, analyzing and protecting medical information in a variety of settings. The field is growing quickly, with job openings increasing each year.

Whether you're seeking an associate degree or certificate, Waubonsee's HIT Programs will prepare you to to meet your career goals — on a convenient evening and online-only schedule. 

This program does have special admission and registration processes. The Health Professions and Public Service office can provide further guidance and information. Please contact (630) 870-3900 or eshinn@waubonsee.edu.

Studying Health Information Technology at Waubonsee

Thanks to input from local health information directors and professionals, our curriculum is guaranteed to be up to date and in line with industry trends.

In addition to being current, the curriculum is comprehensive, providing you a solid foundation in clinical classification systems, health care law, data management, reimbursement systems, data statistics and analysis, and health care information systems.

Our Accreditation Can Lead to Your Credentials

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The Health Information Technology program accreditor of Waubonsee Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for an associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2023.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Pass Rates

Time Period 2020-2021
RHIT Exam Pass rate 100%
Student Satisfaction 100%
Retention Rate 83%
60 sem hrs
to earn HIT AAS degree
$8,160
in-district tuition total for degree
$40,000
average annual salary for the industry
Resources
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Students are encouraged to investigate the many professional organizations found in the HIT field. 

HIT Handbook
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The HIT Student Handbook (pdf) includes valuable details about the program. 

Meet Your Faculty

Orientation

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Costs and Payments

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Working in Health Information Technology 

A health information technician is responsible for acquiring, analyzing and protecting medical information in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, clinics, nursing homes and surgical centers.

While working in health care settings, these professionals have very little direct contact with patients. Instead they care for patients by caring for their health records, ensuring the records are complete, accurate and protected, using their knowledge of business, science and technology.  

Thanks to the increasing digitization of medical records, the field is expected to grow well into the future. And salaries are healthy too, averaging around $40,000 per year. 

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Health Information Technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

 

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Gainful Employment

View information on costs, financing options and program length in weeks for our Health Care Coding and Medical Office Certificate.

Student Achievement Data

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