The Health Information Technology Program prepares students to become health information professionals who play a vital role in making our healthcare system work. They perform the data collection and analysis that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals need to do their jobs well and are a key part of quality patient care. Health information technicians may be employed by any facility that manages patient information, such as a hospital, clinic, physician office, insurance company, or medical research center.
The Health Information Technology Program at WSCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Only graduates of CAHIIM-accredited programs are eligible to take the national examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Wallace State Community College is one of only two CAHIIM-accredited programs in the state of Alabama.Student outcomes include an employer satisfaction rate of 100% for HIT graduates. This program is offered through online classes with the exception of clinical experiences. Prior to applying to the HIT Program, students must apply for admission to Wallace State Community College by submitting a WSCC application to the Admissions Office and meeting all the general requirements for admission to the College. To be considered for acceptance into the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program, the following must be submitted to the HIT Program Director by June 1st:
- A completed HIT Program Application.
- A copy of ACT scores showing a composite score of at least 17.
- An unofficial copy of college transcripts showing GPA of at least 2.5 for general required pre-HIT courses.
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Last updated October 26, 2017