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Health Information Technology Program Frequently Asked Questions

Health Information Technology is one of the top 10 growing fields that does not require a baccalaureate degree. Graduates work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, surgical centers, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. 

Sixty-eight (68) semester credit hours at the current tuition rate for in-district (District 502) residents. Special Residency classifications are also available to applicable students. Semester credit hours include general education classes. Previous completion of this coursework will reduce this tuition amount. 

Yes. Please consult our Office of Student Financial Aid online or by calling (630) 942-2251. 

The number of applicants varies each year with an average of 60 applications per year and 20 applicants accepted. 


Yes; however, you must submit your previous transcripts to the College of DuPage Records office for evaluation. We do not guarantee acceptance of all credits. If certain credits do not transfer for a particular class, consult the program coordinator. 

No. An applicant may earn two additional points for work experience in health information management/medical records, however, healthcare experience is not necessary. 

Each program with out-of-district clinical sites may admit a maximum of 20% of out-of-district applicants to the program, based on merit. The 20% maximum policy would only apply to out-of-district applicants who do not have access to a particular program in the community college district in which they reside. Students coming from districts with a particular program within their district would only be considered if there were open seats after all qualified candidates from in-district and out-of-district without programs were accepted.

If there are insufficient numbers of qualified in-district applicants, the maximum percentage of out-of-district students accepted can be exceeded until the program achieves full enrollment, with the approval of the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences.

Priority for Admission:

  • a. In-District applicants
  • b. Out-of-District who are part of the CAREER Consortium Agreement (meaning your residing community college does not offer the particular program in which you are applying)
  • c. Out-of-District applicants working full-time in-district (proof of in-district employment will be required each semester)
  • d. Out-of-District applicants (who are not part of the CAREER Consortium Agreement) including those students with a joint or chargeback agreement and International students

Please review the HIT Admission Packet for more information

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.