Students are accepted into the program in the fall and spring of each year. The number of students is limited to space available in clinical agencies. Admission to the program is based on academic success and past medical experiences.
Applicants must complete all the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (THEA or equivalent) and it is strongly recommended, students complete Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2301/2101 and BIOL 2302/2102) with a grade of “C” or better, prior to admission to the program.
Those students who have not completed the requirements of TSI or the Anatomy and Physiology courses may be limited in the number of classes that can be completed until they have done so. Students are required to obtain a criminal background screening and must meet acceptable established criteria.
Students complete non-paid professional practice experiences (HITT 1266, 2266 and 2267) in the Health Information Departments of health care facilities. HITT 1266, 2266 and 2267 Practicum courses are offered online, but also require attendance at selected health care facilities.
Applications and information for selection criteria for admission are available in the Health Information Program office. Applications and supporting documentation are due April 15th or October 15th of each year. Students are encouraged to take supporting courses prior to applying to the program. Each semester all courses in the curriculum must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to progress in the program.
The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (cahiim.org). Graduates are eligible to complete the national examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association. (www.ahima.org)
Also available is a Medical Coding Specialist Certificate and a Certificate of Health Informatics. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information and the two certificates are available online.