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HIT Application Process

HIT Application Process

This is a limited enrollment program.

Before completing the application process, please read the admission requirements.

Application deadline for full-time day A.A.S. degree or medical coding certificate (August admission) is July 1 or until program is full. In-district students are given priority.
Application deadline for part-time evening program A.A.S. degree or medical coding certificate (January admission) is Nov. 1 or until program is full.

  • Attend an HIT information session.
  • Complete and submit an Oakton College Application for Admission to the Enrollment Center as a general student. You can submit an on-line application. You can start taking general education requirements and prerequisite courses prior to admission to the program.
  • Complete a transcript request form to have an official sealed copy of any high school/GED and college transcripts sent to:
    Health Information Technology Advisor - Division of Science and Health Careers
    Oakton Community College
    1600 East Golf Road
    Des Plaines, IL  60016
  • You may choose to have official transcripts in a sealed envelope sent to yourself and turn them in at your advising meeting. This will expedite the admission process.
  • If you have foreign college credits, or high school credits you may have an evaluation by ECE if you want to have transfer credit or prove high school proficiency. See Oakton International Student admission information. Contact the Admissions Office at 847-635-1629 for ECE forms.
  • You must show proof of ENG 101 level and MAT 060. If not you must take English and Math Assessment Tests prior to your advising session with the program advisor.
  • Completion of BIO231 with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Completion of HIT104 with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Acceptance will be delayed until the above steps are completed.
  • To expedite your admission, follow through with all steps as soon as possible.
  • Complete and submit a Health Care Application to the HIT Advisor indicating which program you want and which campus you plan to attend. To prove district residency you must provide a copy of your drivers license or other acceptable proof of residency listed on the application.
  • You will then be contacted by a program advisor who will schedule you for an advising session. The HIT program advisor can be reached at (847) 376-7034.
  • After you have completed all the above steps and met with the HIT program advisor, you will interview with HIT Program Chair, Victoria Fils,, 847-635-1957 about acceptance into the program you are interested in.
  • Applicants with a complete file who are admitted to the program will be formally notified in writing.
  • Lastly you must attend HIT orientation/registration session.

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