Health Information Technology Degree | Southwestern Illinois College

Course Sequence

Health Information Technology Degree

Health Information Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (0023) Course Sequence

This is a 60-credit-hour, two-year accredited degree program consisting of:

  • 14 credit hours of general education courses
  • 46 credit hours of health information courses

The curriculum includes biological, social and computer sciences, HIT technical courses and assigned clinical experiences.

Course Information

General Education Courses

General education courses can be completed prior to admission. These courses can be taken at the Belleville, Sam Wolf Granite City, Red Bud campuses or online. If general education courses are not completed prior to admission, they must be completed during the semesters indicated above.

Health Information Technology Courses

Health Information Technology program courses begin each fall semester. HIT courses are offered online. HIT 260 requires students to complete some class hours in the classroom at the Belleville campus. View the course sequence.

Clinical Education Experiences

Students are assigned two clinical experience/practicums after the first year of the program. Clinical experiences are completed at hospital/clinical facilities throughout the district and in the St. Louis region. Students may be required to travel outside the college district for clinical experience courses. Background check and drug testing may be required prior to clinical experiences. Specific clinical placement cannot be guaranteed.