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Admissions Criteria

 

Admission requirements are based on the following education and experience:

Health Information Technology/Management professionals:
Associate degree or higher from a CAHIIM accredited college or two years of experience or combination.

Information Technology:
Minimum two years IT education or two years IT experience.

Military:
  • Two years experience related to health information, database management, MIS, HIS, communications, technology, health-care delivery, or electronic data interchange OR
  • Currently employed at the VA, DoD, IHS, or military base with health-care or IT experience

Physician Office Setting:
One year experience related to physician practice management, coding, billing, related experience.

Hospital setting:

  • Associate degree or higher in a health-care related field OR
  • Two years experience directly related to health information management or health-care IT systems. 

The colleges of DCCCD, Temple College and Austin Community Colleges offer an intensive online CE program training in six various Health IT workforce roles and is designed for self-motivated, experienced health care and IT professionals that can be completed in less than six months.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to sit for the national competency exam developed by the American Health Information Management Association. Graduates will find employment with health- care institutions, physician offices and vendors of EHRs.

Workforce Roles

Student will focus on one of the following workforce roles:

  • Practice workflow and information management redesign specialist
  • Clinician/practitioner Consultant
  • Implementation Support Specialist
  • Implementation Manager
  • Technical/Software Support Staff
  • Trainer 

Admission Procedures

  • Qualified applicants must meet pre-assessment criteria and have background experience in IT or Health Care with basic computer skills.
  • Submit CE application at http://www.richlandcollege.edu/HIT
  • Submit transcript and resume.

This program does not lead to an AAS in Health Information Technology and courses are nontransferable.