Program Admission Requirements
Applicants must possess entry level keyboarding/typewriting skills. This requirement may be fulfilled by evidence of passing a keyboarding/typing course in either high school or college with at least a 2.0 point or C average; OR, if no keyboard/typing experience, the student must enroll in keyboarding/typewriting.
Listed below are courses which may be taken before entering the Health Information Technology Program. If the general education and basic science courses have been previously completed, the Health Information Technology program will still require two years for completion of the professional courses in their required sequence.
General Education and Science Courses
||Anatomy and Physiology
||Applications in Microcomputers
||English Composition I
||English Composition II
||U.S. History to 1877 OR
||U.S. History from 1877
||American National Government
||Introduction to Psychology
||Two activity courses or HPER 1202 Health and Wellness or HPER 1102 First Aid
- Deadline: Complete and submit program application by April 15th prior to desired entry in the Fall semester. The application period is February 1st through April 15th of each year. Applications received after April 15 may be considered depending on space availability and the applicant's qualifications.
- Procedure: During the February 1st through April 15th application period you can call 733-7359 to have an application mailed - OR - come by the Health Sciences Building, Room 208 or Room 304A to obtain an application.
- Criteria for Selection: High School and College transcripts or GED certificate, Compass Tests for Writing Skills, Reading Skills, and Pre-Algebra/Numerical Skills, typing skills, experience, communication skills, and personal interview with screening committee.
Physical requirements include ability for prolonged standing, walking, sitting, bending, stretching, stooping, and lifting bundles of papers of at least 5 pounds. Must have correctable visual acuity sufficient to read handwritten reports, medical record information, and small (six point) font print styles such as the following:
An inflammation of one or more of the intracranial venous sinuses with the formation of a thrombus.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to speak, write, and comprehend the English language proficiently. They must also have the ability to communicate in a professional manner with the general public and health professionals, use problem solving skills, and function effectively under stress. Applicants must possess entry level keyboarding/typewriting skills. This requirement may be fulfilled by evidence of passing a keyboarding/typing course in either high school or college with at least a 2.0 point or C average; OR, if no keyboard/typing experience, the student must enroll in keyboarding/typewriting.
Drug Testing for Candidates Initially Selected for the program
Students who are initially selected as a candidate into a Health Sciences Division program will be required to pass a drug test before final acceptance into the program will be granted.