Health Information Technology

Become a health information technician

Health information technicians are a key part of the healthcare team, ensuring the quality of medical records and analyzing patient data to improve patient care and control costs in all healthcare settings. Opportunities for employment may also be found in any organizations that use patient data or health information, including pharmaceutical companies, law firms and medical product vendors.

The Health Information Technology program at Harper College offers one degree, the A.A.S. HIT, which has a fall start and is completed by full-time students in 21 months. A part-time option, suitable for working adults, is also available. The A.A.S. HIT degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The curriculum is rigorous and covers both data management and revenue cycle management objectives at higher learning levels.

At Harper College, you will be part of an online community of inquiry and will enjoy the benefits of taking all your classes in an asynchronous, “Online Anytime” format. You will get to know the classmates in your cohort and will have opportunities to study and work independently and on teams. You will gain hands-on practice with multiple electronic health record applications, medical coding and grouping software, and health information management specialty software.

Prepare for a health profession

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed to prepare you for entry into this profession. As a Harper graduate, you will meet eligibility requirements to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. Coursework in the A.A.S. may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. This is an application-based program.

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Last Updated: 7/18/22