DEGREE: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
DIVISION: ALLIED HEALTH
The Health Information Technology Program (formerly Medical Records Technology) is a two-year associate degree program which provides academic and clinical education in the field of Health Information services. The Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Accreditation Services, 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, phone: 312-233-1100. After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination given by AHIMA.
The program has limited enrollment. Once accepted, the program requires two years to complete. Prospective students must contact the Allied Health Admissions Office to initiate the admissions procedure. The deadline for application to the program is March 15. To qualify for admission into the program, the student must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Score on the ACT, SAT or Delgado College Placement Test sufficient to place the student in college-level courses. (ENGL 101 , MATH 120 and no remedial reading.)
- If previous college courses have been taken, the student’s cumulative grade point average must be at least 2.0.
- Be able to meet the program’s technical standards.