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AAS/Full-time Day HIT Program

AAS/Full-time Day HIT Program

Daytime Option (Two years): Admission to program is in August
The full-time day Associate in Applied Science degree in health information technology is a limited enrollment two year 61 credit program. Courses are offered Monday-Friday during the day and only at the Des Plaines Campus.

A career in health information technology can take on many different avenues. The field offers opportunities to combine the disciplines of medicine, computer technology and information management within the health care industry. The complex information needs of the health care industry place demands for accurate and timely health data. Growing career opportunities offer exciting, challenging and rewarding possibilities.

This program combines academic and technical studies on the Des Plaines campus; planned clinical experience is provided in medical facilities and related settings. Students must be available for directed practice placement daytime business hours on Wednesdays and Fridays during their second year of study.

Students who have completed general education courses that are a part of the curriculum must still plan on attending part-time for two full years.

Admission Requirements for Limited Enrollment AAS degree
This is a limited enrollment program with specific admission requirements. This program begins in the Fall semester only. Priority in admission will be given to legal residents of the Oakton Community College District 535 until February 1. Non-resident applicants will be considered, but admission will depend upon spaces available after in-district priority is given.

Application Process for Limited Enrollment AAS degree
This is a limited enrollment program with a specific application process. Applications for Fall will be accepted until July 1 or until the program is full.

You may wish to review the Associate in Applied Science in HIT FAQ

Courses for AAS Degree in HIT
61 Semester Hours Curriculum 0285

General Education Course Requirements:   20 Credit Hours
Click here to see General Education Requirements for AAS Degree in HIT.
Total HIT Major Requirements:   39 Credit Hours
Total Electives:   0-2 Credit Hours
Total Credits needed for AAS degree in HIT:  61 Credit Hours

Students are admitted in the Fall (August) semester only.
Courses are required to be taken in the following semester sequence.
A minimum grade of C is required in all HIT and BIO courses.

Prerequisite. These courses must be completed prior to Program Admission

HIT 104

Medical Terminology

3

BIO 231

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

1st Semester, Fall

HIT 121

Fundamentals of Health Information Management

3

HIT 194

Health Informatics for Healthcare Professions

3

 EGL 101

Composition I

3

BIO 232

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

2nd Semester, Spring

HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation

1

HIT 108

International Classification of Disease - ICD

3

HIT 126

Classification Systems and Registries

2

HIT 170

CPT Coding

2

Gen. Ed.Course

Select from general education requirements list

6

3rd Semester, Fall

HIT 120

Evaluation & Management Coding in CPT (evening course)

1

HIT 201

Fundamentals of Medical Science

3

HIT 251

Health Information Technology Practice 1

3

HIT 260

Reimbursement Issues

3

Gen. Ed. Courses

Select from general education requirements list

3

4th Semester, Spring

HIT 221

Quality Improvement & Assessment in Healthcare

3

HIT 222

Supervisory and Legal Aspects

3

HIT 252

Health Information Technology Practice II

3

Elective Credit

Select from the requirements list

3

Select 3 credits from the following courses:

3

CAB    

130, 135 (recommended), 140

HIT    

111, 112, 115, 116

PHL

180

Select additional elective credits (any course 100 level or higher). Select electives as necessary to complete 61 credit hours for AAS degree.HIT

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IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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