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HIT Application Process

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,, 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.

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