HIT Application Process

Please visit Course Sequence link for information on the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate application process.

Application process for the A.A.S. degree program.

The A.A.S. 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 (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 (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. Apply online here. Students may begin taking general education requirements and prerequisite courses prior to admission to the program.
  • Send an official transcript* (high school/GED and, if applicable, college) to: 
    Jennifer Crowley, Health Career Advisor
    Division of Science and Health Careers
    Oakton Community College
    1600 East Golf Road
    Des Plaines, IL  60016.
  • Students may choose to have official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) sent to themselves and submit at the advising meeting. This will expedite the admission process.
  • Interested students with foreign college credits should contact the registrar's office in the Des Plaines Enrollment Center (Room 1860) for information about possible transfer credit.
  • Show proof of EGL 101 level and MAT 060 or take English and math assessment tests prior to the advising meeting with the program advisor.
  • Completion of BIO 231 with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Completion of HIT 104 with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Acceptance will be delayed until the above steps are completed.
  • To expedite admission, follow through with all steps as soon as possible.
  • Complete and submit a Health Care Application to the HIT Advisor indicating the program of interest and preferred campus. To prove district residency, must provide a copy of a drivers license or other acceptable proof of residency listed on the application.
  • Applicants will be contacted by a program advisor to schedule an advising session. The Health Career Advisor can be reached at 847.635.1844.
  • Upon completion of the above steps, students will interview with HIT program chair, Victoria Fils, vfils@oakton.edu, 847.635.1957 about acceptance into the program.
  • Applicants with a complete file who are admitted to the program will be formally notified in writing.
  • Students must attend HIT orientation/registration session.

*An official transcript must be sent by the other institution (high school or college) directly to the Enrollment Center by mail or electronically.