AAS/Full-time Day 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:
61 

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

3

HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation

1

BIO 231

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

1st Semester, Fall

HIT 121

Fundamentals of Health Information Management

3

HIT 124

Fundamentals of Medical Science

3

EGL 101

Composition I

3

BIO 232

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

2nd Semester, Spring

HIT 108

International Classification of Disease - ICD

3

HIT 131

Health Statistics and Registries

2

HIT 170

CPT Coding

2

General education course

Select from general education requirements list

6

3rd Semester, Fall

HIT 120

Evaluation and Management Coding in CPT (evening course)

1

HIT 194

Health Informatics for Healthcare Professions

3

HIT 251

Health Information Technology Practice 1

3

HIT 260

Reimbursement Issues

3

General education course

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

Select from the requirements list

3

Select 3 credits from the following:

3

CAB    

CAB 130, CAB 135 (recommended), CAB 140

 

HIT    

HIT 111, HIT 112, HIT 115, HIT 116

 

PHL

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.

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