Health Information Technology—FAQs
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 transfer in?
Students may transfer in general education courses by submitting transcripts and requesting that the transcripts be evaluated. Anatomy and physiology courses must have been completed within the past five years. Students will be required to take challenge exams to be granted credit for career courses that have been taken at other schools.
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.
What facilities 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
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, B150, 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 Coordinators.