Selection Process

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science
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 2266 and 2167) in the Health Information Departments of health care facilities. HITT 2266 - Practicum I requires attendance at selected health care facilities.  HITT 2167 - Practicum II course is offered online.

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.

Also available is a Medical Coding Specialist Certificate and a Health Informatics Certificate.  The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information and the two certificates are available online.