Health Information Technology (HIT) is a unique profession that combines facets of medicine, data management, and information technology, in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and security of patient data. HIT professionals work in a variety of settings throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, and home care providers.

MCC's Health Information Technology AAS is a 60 credit-hour-degree program that prepares you for a career in health information management where you will:

  • electronically assemble and track patients' health information
  • analyze electronic data to improve healthcare information
  • maintain and validate data for clinical databases and registries
  • use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis

MCC offers a 28-credit-hour Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program that prepares you to facilitate the processing of medical insurance claims. You can apply all credits from your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate towards your AAS degree. Complete the certificate in two semesters then continue coursework toward the completion of the Health Information Technology AAS, or work for some time and then return to complete the degree.


The Health Information Technology AAS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) .

Congratulations to our Illinois Health Information Management Association Award Recipients!

2019 graduate Karen Cameron was recognized as an outstanding student with the Edna K. Huffman Award.

Catherine Szewczyk, class of 2020, received an ILHIMA scholarship.



The Health Information Technology AAS program mission is to prepare students to practice as health information technicians through innovative teaching and collaborative practice. Student success is our goal.

Program Outcomes

  • The Health Information Technology AAS program has 100% graduation rate
  • The Health Information Technology AAS program has 82% job placement rate in a healthcare setting
  • The Health Information Technology AAS program has a 75% pass rate (2017-2018) on the RHIT exam for first-time test takers. This is higher than the national average of 73%.

Program Director

Christina J. Coclanis-Loding, RHIA, CCS | E 212-e | (815) 455-8713


Allison Minicz, RHIA | E200 | (815) 479-7884

info sessionsHealth Information Technology Information Session Schedule

  • May 12 at 4:30 p.m. in A123

Total Cost of Health Information Technology AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $11,346.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

Health Information Technology AAS Requirements

In addition to the Health Information Technology AAS, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Health Information Technology AAS (CIP 51.0706 )

Total Health Information Technology AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,600.00 $22,690.00 $28,196.00 $28,196.00
Additional Health Information Technology AAS Costs $4,746.00 $4,746.00 $4,746.00 $4,746.00
Program Total $11,346.00 $27,436.00 $32,942.00 $32,942.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Health Information Technology AAS?

The Health Information Technology AAS prepares you for positions like: health information coding technicians, medical records managers, medical coding compliance officers, medical office records assistants, patient charts and records medical assistants, remote medical encoders, medical reimbursement specialist, medical information technology educators, and a variety of other titles focused on working with the data needs in all types of medical-related professions and organizations.

Occupations that Health Information Technology AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 29-2071

How will MCC's Health Information Technology AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

You'll benefit by learning from faculty who are professionals working in the field and gain hands-on professional practice experience in a healthcare-related organization during your HIT practicum.

By the Numbers:

  • Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for health information technicians to grow by 22% per year between 2012 and 2022. This growth is expected to result in an increase of 41,100 jobs by 2022.
  • In Illinois, the job market is expected to grow 7% by the year 2020.
  • According to the IDES 2012 occupational wage data, an entry level health information technician earned an annual wage of $24,862, the median annual wage for a health information technician is $33,281 and an experienced health information technician can earn $42,333 annually.

Outside of the Classroom

In order to further your career, you may wish to seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include:


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Additional information:

Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.