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Admission Information

Selection Criteria

In order to promote student success in the health information technology program and in the health record profession, it is necessary to establish criteria to assist in the selection of students.

1. High school graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale for the final six semesters of high school, or minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale for a minimum of 12 semester hours of college, or minimum GED average standard score of 58.

2. High school or college typing class with a minimum grade of "C" or agreement by the applicant to enroll in Beginning Keyboarding during the first semester of the program.


Procedure

Admission procedure:

  1. Submission of application to HCC and required transcripts from high school and colleges previously attended.
  2. Submission of application to the health information technology program. The application form should be received by the program coordinator on or before June 1 preceding the school year the student plans to begin the program. Applications received after June 1 will be considered if the program enrollment allows.
  3. Personal interview with the program coordinator at the college. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the documentation is complete and to make an appointment for the interview.


Degree Information

Hutchinson Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Management which most full-time students complete in two years. The Health Information Management Program meets the needs of the community by offering classes during the day and on-line. The Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The Health Information Management program combines courses in health information, science, management and computer technology for just that perfect mix.


Faculty in the Health Information Management program are very active in the Kansas Health Information Management Association.