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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 degrees and certificates 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. Also, there are three certificate programs available which include Medical Coding Certificate, and Medical Billing Certificate.

Choose a day or evening program.
We offer a full-time day and part-time evening A.A.S. degree and Medical Coding Certificate 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%.
Our curriculum also follows AHIMA's requirements for CCA, CCS, and CCS-P.

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 Sherry A. DeMonte, department chair, at 847.635.1957 or sdemonte@oakton.edu.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20
Commencement

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

Full Academic Calendar