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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


December 24 - January 4
College closed.

January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

Full Academic Calendar