AAS/Full-time HIT Program

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

A career in health information technology 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 demand 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 A.A.S. 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. Nonresident applicants will be considered, but admission depends upon spaces available after in-district priority is given.

Application Process for A.A.S. 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 at full capacity.

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

See General Education Requirements for A.A.S. Degree in HIT.

Total HIT Major Requirements:
39 Credit Hours
Total Electives: 0 - 2 Credit Hours
Total Credits needed for A.A.S. degree in HIT:

Students are admitted in the fall (August) semester only. A minimum grade of C is required in all HIT and BIO courses.

Courses must be taken in the following semester sequence.

Prerequisite. These courses must be completed prior to program admission

HIT 104

Medical Terminology


HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation


BIO 114

Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology


1st Semester, Fall

HIT 121

Fundamentals of Health Information Management


HIT 124

Fundamentals of Medical Science


EGL 101

Composition I


MAT 131

Elementary Statistics


2nd Semester, Spring

HIT 108

International Classification of Disease - ICD


HIT 131

Health Statistics and Registries


HIT 170

CPT Coding


General education course

Select from general education requirements list


3rd Semester, Fall

HIT 120

Evaluation and Management Coding in CPT (evening course)


HIT 194

Health Informatics for Healthcare Professions


HIT 251

Health Information Technology Practice 1


HIT 260

Reimbursement Issues


General education course

Select from general education requirements list


4th Semester, Spring

HIT 221

Quality Improvement & Assessment in Healthcare


HIT 222

Supervisory and Legal Aspects


HIT 252

Health Information Technology Practice II



Select from the requirements list


Select 3 credits from the following:



CAB 130, CAB 135 (recommended), CAB 140



HIT 111, HIT 112, HIT 115, HIT 116



PHL 180


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