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Health Information Systems - Info

Building careers in healthcare!

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Building careers in healthcare!

See how you can start today.

Allied Health

Building careers in healthcare!

See how you can start today.

Allied Health

Building careers in healthcare!

See how you can start today.

Allied Health

Building careers in healthcare!

See how you can start today.

Program Accreditation

Admission & Prerequisite Requirements 

  • Students electing to major in the Health Information Technology (HIT) program must meet all admission requirements  for acceptance to St. Philip's College: to include completion of AlamoEnroll if new to the college and/or ApplyTexas; receipt of Banner ID.
     
  •   All students must also meet and/or complete the following prerequisites:
    • 12th grade reading, writing, and math  
    • HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I (with grade of C or higher) 
    • BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology (with grade of C or higher) (or BIOL 2401 and 2402)  
     

Application & Selection Process

  • Application
    •   Students electing to major in the Health Information Systems (HIS) program must first meet previously noted St. Philip's College admission requirements. 
     
    •  Students must also meet the program admission requirements and complete the application process, 
      •  All students must submit an official email request to the program director requesting program information and application information.
        •  If a current student of any Alamo College, the student Banner ID must be included in the email request. 
        •  If not a current student of any Alamo College, the student must complete AlamoEnroll to receive a Banner ID and must complete ApplyTexas prior to application being processed.
          
         
       
    •  A separate application from the admission application to the College must be submitted no later than June 30th for Fall admission or October 30 for Spring admission.  To request an applications, students must::
      • submit an email to the program director indicating interest in the program.  Email must include student Banner ID which is obtained through completion of AlamoEnroll or being currently active as an Alamo Colleges student.  
       
    • Program Director or faculty will review academic file and  respond to the interested student with information regarding the curriculum and an application process. 
    • Student will submit an electronically submitted complete application form 
    •  form must contain
      •  Banner ID 
      •  student.alamo.edu email  
      •  current mailing address and phone 
      •  list of all colleges attended 
      •  detailed resume with emphasis on health information  technology related employment    
      •  response to questionaire regarding career and program 
      •  official transcripts from all colleges or transcripts on file in Records office 
      • Incomplete applications will not reviewed 
        Applications may be submitted in the semester the student is completing prerequisites for acceptance into the program. 
  •   Selection
    • The following criteria for selection will be utilized:
      • Application Form
        • Must be typed with no typographical errors
        • Must include Banner ID
        • Must include student's alamo.edu email address
        • Maximum score is 10 points
         
      • Prerequisite courses:
        • Completed courses will be scored based upon the letter grade for each course.  Each letter grade will be converted to a numeric equivalent:
          • "A" equals 4 points
          • "B" equals 3 points
          • "C" equals 2 points
          • "D and F" will not be considered.
          • Students completing both BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 will have their scores averaged
          •    A maximum score is 8 points
           
         
      • Questionnaire Response
        • Responses must be typed in 12 point font using Word or the equivalent.
        • Grammatical/typographical errors will cause a reduction in points.
        • Responses must indicate research and understanding of the career.
        • Maximum score is 10 points
         
      • Official transcripts (from all Colleges attended, including any Alamo College).
        • Must be in a sealed envelope either addressed to student or to the Program Director of Health Information Technology
        • Maximum score is 5 points
         
      • Selection of the 25 highest ranked applications will occur prior to the start of any semester.
       
     
  • Acceptance requirements
    • Students must provide proof of immunizations by completion of the first semester enrolled in the program.
    • Students must provide proof of insurance by the end of the semester prior to enrolling in any clinical course.
    • Students must complete a drug screen prior to the end of the semester prior to enrolling in any clinical course.
    • Students must complete a criminal background check prior to the end of the semester prior to enrolling in any clinical course.
    • Information regarding immunizations, drug screen and background check will be provided to the student upon acceptance to the program via the Student Handbook.
    • Student with felony convictions must notify the program director prior to submitting an application and options will be discussed.

      

       Curriculum and Course Listing 

    •  Effective Fall 2014, the HIT program will not offer any certificate of completion options.  The AAS in HITT will be the only option available, due to the trend in the career moving towards the need to complete an AAS in HITT in order to be eligible to write any of the registry or certifying examinations offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

     

     

Contact Information

Program Director:
Cheryl Spears, B.S., RHIA
cspears@alamo.edu 

Location:
MLK Campus
Center for Health Professionals (CHP) 130J

Phone:
210-486-2456