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.
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 some 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.