Information Sessions and HESI A2 Exam Information

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HESI A2 Exam Information

Beginning Feb. 24, 2020, individuals can schedule to take the HESI A2 exam at the Brookhaven Testing Center. The HESI A2 exam will be available to take via proctoring between March 1 and March 28, 2020 (every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, EXCLUDING SPRING BREAK WEEK) at the Brookhaven Testing Center ONLY.

It is preferred that you schedule your exam in person. However, you may call the Testing Center at 972-860-4865 to schedule by phone.

Individuals who wish to apply to the HIT Program will need the following in order to pay for the HESI A2 exam with Elsevier: Payment ID Code 18080

Jan. 21–March 1, 2020: Students can make payments for the HESI A2 during this time frame.

Contact Sonya Braddy, HIT program coordinator, at sBraddy@dcccd.edu or 972-860-4873 for exam and payment information, or for additional questions.

HESI Assessment Exam Payment

For assistance, students can call 1-800-545-2522 from 6 a.m. to midnight, 7 days/week.

If you have any questions or are having trouble making the payment, please visit Evolve Support.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Health Information Technology (HIT) program is a 60-credit hour curriculum that prepares students to identify and use a variety of informational resources and technologies to perform entry-level skills in health information positions.

Students need a wide variety of knowledge, skills and experiences to prepare for a career in health information technology:

  • Coding and billing
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Medical terminology
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Diseases, treatment procedures and medications
  • Computer software applications

The program provides basic training in computers, health information content and management, quality improvement, coding and reimbursement, legal aspects of health information and management of health care delivery systems.

According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), professionals credentialed as Registered Health Information Technicians have the following skills:

  • Ensuring health records and information are complete, accurate and timely.
  • Using computer applications to enter and analyze patient data to improve patient care or control costs.
  • Coding patient diagnoses and procedures for insurance reimbursement; for databases and registries; to maintain patients' medical and treatment histories; or for use in research.

A specialized role for these professionals is that of a cancer registrar, responsible for collecting and maintaining data on cancer patients.

See the degree plan for the Health Information Technology, AAS