Health Information Technology

If you are seeking a satisfying career, consider Health Information Technology (HIT). HIT combines the disciplines of medicine, computer technology and information management. The degree and certificate offered are designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions within the health care industry. Working with health care practitioners you can play an important role in an arena that offers meaningful work, good pay and the opportunity to keep learning and advancing.

This is a limited enrollment program.

The HIT department offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Health Information Technology and a Medical Coding and Billing Certificate.

Choose a day or evening program.
We offer a full-time day and part-time evening A.A.S. degree on the Des Plaines campus. The evening program provides flexibility for people interested in this profession, especially for currently employed adults seeking additional skills or a new career.

All certificates may be completed in the evening.

For more information, contact Jennifer Crowley, health career advisor at 847.635.1844 or jcrowley@oakton.edu, or Hanna Wierzchowski, department chair, at 847.635.1695 or hwierzchowski@oakton.edu.

 

Program Outcome Results for A.A.S Degree in Health Information Technology 


Year

Graduation
Rate

Retention
Rate

Attrition
Rate

RHIT Exam
Results

2017

86%

96%

4%

82%

2018

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Graduation Rate
Rates used to measure the progress of students who began their studies as first-time degree seeking student completing a degree within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled, whether it is part-time or full-time status.

Retention Rate
Rates used to measure the percentage of students who successfully progress through the January to December calendar year.

Attrition Rate
Rates used to measure the percentage of students who withdrew or did not successfully progress through the January to December calendar year

RHIT Pass Rate
Rate of graduates who passed the licensure exam out of those who took the exam on the first attempt from January to December calendar year.

 

Accreditation

The Oakton Community College Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Email: info@cahiim.org
Address: CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Phone: 312-233-1100
Fax: 312-233-1948

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