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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

If you are seeking a satisfying career, consider Health Information Technology (HIT). HIT combines the disciplines of medicine, computer technology and information management. The degree and certificate offered are designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions within the health care industry. Working with health care practitioners you can play an important role in an arena that offers meaningful work, good pay and the opportunity to keep learning and advancing.

The HIT department offers an Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology and a Medical Coding and Billing Certificate.

Choose a day or evening program.
We offer a full-time day and part-time evening A.A.S. degree on the Des Plaines campus. The evening program provides flexibility for people interested in this profession, especially for currently employed adults seeking additional skills or a new career.

All certificates may be completed in the evening.

Program Outcome Results as reported on APAR.
The RHIT exam pass rate for Oakton graduates from 2012 is 95%.
The RHIT exam pass rate for Oakton graduates from 2013 is 78%.
The RHIT exam pass rate for Oakton graduates from 2014 is 100%. 

The Oakton Community College Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
Address: CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Phone: 312-233-1100
Fax: 312-233-1948

For more information, contact Victoria Fils, department chair, at 847.635.1957 or



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

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