The Health Information Technology program is specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the health care industry in maintaining health records in many kinds of agencies such as: hospitals, ambulatory health care facilities, industrial clinics, state and federal health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, group practice clinics, community health centers, student health centers, veterinary facilities, and other areas. The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
In order to be eligible for admission into the HIT program, students must successfully complete with a grade of "C" or higher HIT 115, INFS 1010, AHC 115*, BIOL 2010, and BIOL 2020. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required along with a screening interview. Applicants must apply no later than March 15. After formal acceptance into the program, three consecutive semesters of study are required for graduation. For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees section in the catalog. For more information on how to apply to this program, contact the Program Director.
All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.