Health Information Technology

Become a health information technician

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program integrates biological sciences, medical record coding and classification systems, health informatics, and health information management.

Health information technicians are a key part of the health care team, ensuring the quality of medical records and analyzing patient data to improve patient care and control costs. Health information technicians work in a range of settings, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to cancer registries, managed care organizations, and physician offices.

Harper College offers a two-year degree program designed for immediate career entry into the health information technology field. Harper also offers a 19-credit-hour medical coding certificate that can be completed in two semesters.

Prepare for a health profession

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for entry into this profession. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Earn a professional certificate

Prepare for a career in health care through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.

Flexible program options


Next steps

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.

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