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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 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.

Certification Exams
Our curriculum follows AHIMA's requirements for the RHIT.  Certification Exam Pass Rate for the graduating class of 2011 is 86%.

Program Outcome Results
Graduation satisfaction rate from the surveys recieved from the graduating class of 2011 is 100%
Employer satisfaction rate from the surveys received for the graduating class of 2011 currently employed is 100%.

For more information, contact Victoria Fils, department chair, at 847.635.1957 or vfils@oakton.edu.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

Full Academic Calendar