Medical Billing and Coding Applicants - Southwestern Illinois College

Students must contact the program coordinator be formally accepted into the Health Information Technology program. Contact Yvonne Hanger at 618-235-2700 ext. 5385 or

Students must be eligible for ENG 101 and MATH 97 to enroll in the Medical Billing and Coding program. Contact Academic Advising ( to determine placement testing needs.

Academic Advisor

Academic Advising assistance is available via email at or call, Belleville Campus 618-235-2700, ext. 5455, Red Bud Campus 618-282-6682, ext. 8114, or Sam Wolf Granite City campus 618-931-0600, ext. 7333 for more information on entrance requirements for the Medical Billing & Coding program.

Other Requirements

Orientation and Performance:

Enrolled students must attend all required orientation sessions and be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Enrolled students are encouraged to contact the Disability & Access Center to discuss potential issues associated with meeting these requirements.


Auto and health insurance are required during clinical education courses. Students are personally responsible for any costs incurred for injuries occurring during their clinical experience.

Medical Requirements:

These requirements do not have to be fulfilled until they are explained at the orientation meeting. Medical Billing and Coding students will be required to show proof of immunizations, TB test and physical examination before beginning any clinical experience.

Background Check:

View background check and drug testing requirements. View a list of disqualifying convictions from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Graduation Requirements:

Students must follow the requirements for graduation and must meet all course, degree and sequencing requirements specified. Students are responsible for program policies as listed in each year’s HIT Student Handbook. Students who fail to meet program-specific requirements will be dropped from the program and may be required to re-apply and compete for admission in the succeeding year.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the degree.