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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.

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


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
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 March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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