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Health Information Technology Program offered at RLC

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Rend Lake College's Health Information Technology program received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education and is enrolling for the spring 2016 semester.

The two-year Associate of Applied Science program will provide students with the administrative and technical skills necessary to work in health record systems.

Work at a professional health care facility is offered during the final semester of the program to give students hands-on experience working directly with HIT specialists.

Students interested in the program can start in the spring 2016 semester by taking any of eight general education courses required by the degree program: Introduction to Computers; Health Care Terminology; Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology I and II; Microsoft Access Database; Rhetoric and Composition I and; Principles of Effective Speaking.  HIT-specific courses begin enrolling in the fall 2016 semester.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are currently 186,000 jobs for Health Information Technicians, a number that is expected to grow by 22 percent, or approximately 41,000 jobs, by 2022.

The demand is expected to increase more as the population ages.

For more information, contact the Allied Health Division at 618-437-5321, ext. 1251, or Henry at henryc@rlc.edu.

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