Can I complete
the Health Information Technology Program part time?
The HIT Program requires general education
and career courses. Students who wish to complete the program on a part-time
basis are encouraged to take all general education courses first so that the
professional courses can be completed within two years.
Can I take
courses at night?
The Health Information
Technology curriculum includes several courses that are required in the Coding
Specialist Programs (MRT-110, MRT 108, MRT-111, MRT-112, MRT-119, MRT-125,
MRT-130, and MRT-212). These courses may be taken in advance of beginning the
HIT Program, with both day and evening sections generally available.
Additionally, MRT 114 and MRT 213 are also offered in the evening.
are used for clinical practicum/internship sites?
HIT students affiliate at various acute care and ambulatory care facilities throughout the Chicago area. Students must be able to provide transportation to affiliation sites.
Will I need to complete a criminal background check for this program?
Yes, in order
to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements,
students are asked to complete a criminal background check. Application forms
for criminal background checks may be obtained through the Career Programs
Subdivision Office, B-150, and fees paid to the Cashier's Office. For
information on criminal background application procedures, please contact the
Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708) 974-5708. Deadline dates for
completion of criminal background checks will be announced by Program