Frequently Asked Questions

Is this field growing and where can I expect to work?

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. 

What is the tuition/fees cost per credit hour?

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. 

Is financial aid available for this program?

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

How many people apply each year and how many applicants are accepted?

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

Will I receive any credit for prior college credits?

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. 

Is previous healthcare experience mandatory as a part of the application process?

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

Do I have be a resident of District 502 to be eligible?

Preference in admission is given to residents of District 502 who meet the stated minimum acceptance criteria for the program. Priority for admissions are a) In-district applicants; b) Out-of-district applicants working full-time in-district (proof of in-district employment will be required each semester); and c) Out-of-district applicants including those students with a joint or chargeback agreement and International students.


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

  1. Attend an advising session
  2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
  3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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