Health Information Technology

Degree and Certificates

Oakton offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) in health information technology for students who wish to start a career in health information management or pursue an advanced degree at a four-year college or university. If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, consult the Office of Advising, Transitions and Student Success, as well as the transfer institution's catalog. This will help you select courses that will meet both Oakton's and your transfer school's requirements.

Student Outcomes

70% Graduation Rate
84.62% Retention Rate
54% Employment Rate
90.91% RHIT Exam Results

Timeframe for student outcomes: 08/01/2021 to 07/31/2022


  • Graduation rate – the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program.
  • Employment rate – the percentage of graduates from a program who are employed in healthcare within 8 months of graduation.
  • Retention rate – the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year.
  • RHIT exam pass rate – the percentage of students who tested and passed the applicable certification exam for the program.

What You Need to Know

What's Next?

We are glad you are considering attending Oakton College. No matter where you are in your decision-making process, we are here to help you with your next steps. Whether you're ready to apply now, need information on paying for college or have questions and want to contact someone, we're here to help.

Enrolling at Oakton College can save you thousands of dollars and help you earn more over the course of your career. Our tuition is among the lowest in the region, and we offer many ways to bring your costs down even more.

99 percent of Oakton students graduate without debt.

To help you get there, you can apply for a scholarship, which you don’t have to pay back. We award $12 million in scholarships annually. Financial Aid includes grants, loans, and other forms of financial assistance that can reduce your costs of attending college.

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Iwona Zylinska
“The HIT program chair has always supported me in my journey at Oakton. I can always reach out to the chair if I have any issues or questions. All HIT faculty members are very supportive. We have two Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam review sessions in April. The HIT faculty members prepare guides to study for this exam and review with us—it’s very helpful.”

Iwona Zylinska

Oakton Alum

Iwona's Story

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