HIT Coding Specialist

Admission

Application Process

1. 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.
2. 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 the Health Sciences Annex Building Room HSA 136 to obtain an application.
3. Criteria for Selection: High School and College transcripts or GED certificate, College Computerized Placement Tests for Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Arithmetic (through Elementary Algebra), 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:
• 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.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified by mail of their status in the program by June 30th.

Drug Testing

Students who are initially selected as a candidate into a Health Sciences Division program will be required to pass a drug test for amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, PCP and opiates, before final acceptance into the program will be granted.

Background Checks

National Criminal Background checks and Sexual Offender checks are required. Students are responsible for the cost of these checks and will be notified of the time frame for the checks to be performed.

COMPASS Testing

The COMPASS Assessment Test for Writing Skills, Reading Skills and the COMPASS Algebra MUST be taken prior to applying to the Program. The COMPASS Assessment is given in the Enrollment and Specialized Testing Center, Student Services Building, Room 204.

Mon: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tues-Thurs: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Campus-wide summer hours effective, Monday, June 6.

Contact the Enrollment and Specialized Testing Center at (405) 733-7320 for information.). Students can only take the COMPASS Assessment twice during one enrollment period, eligibility for re-testing will be determined by the counselors in the  Student Services Building, Room SSB 100. A photo ID is required. Test results are available immediately and entered into your student file on the College data base. If the COMPASS Assessment scores are below the minimum standard required, you must seek academic advisement for remediation.

Application Period

The application period extends from February 1st through April 15th of each year. Applications received after April 15th may be considered depending on space availability, and the applicant's qualifications.

Selection Process

Fifteen (15) students are selected each year.

Criteria for Selection: High School and College transcripts or GED certificate, College Computerized Placement Tests for Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Arithmetic (through Elementary Algebra), typing skills, experience, communication skills, and personal interview with screening committee.

Program Costs

NOTE:  The tuition and other fees are subject to change by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education without notice.

ESTIMATE OF COST:

Pre-Program

First time application fee

15.00

Tuition and fees (3 credit hours)

272.95

Parking & Student I.D. Card

7.00

Textbooks (approximate)

50.00

Fall Semester

Tuition and fees (14 credit hours)

1,248.10

Computer Lab Fee, Parking and Student I.D. Card

14.00

Textbooks (estimate)

445.00

Spring Semester

Tuition and fees (15 credit hours)

1,336.75

Computer Lab Fee, Parking and Student I.D. Card

14.00

Graduation Fee

15.00

Textbooks (estimate)

390.00

Estimated costs of program

 3,807.80


The costs for a background check and drug testing are not included in the above information.