Program of Study

Health Information Technology, Health Informatics, Certificate


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Summer Semester I
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 0 0 3
    Totals 3 0 0 3
Fall Semester I        
HIT 220 Health Informatics & EHR's 1 2 0 2
HIT        221          Lifecycle of EHR 0
    Totals 3 4 0 5
Spring Semester I
HIT 114 Health Data Systems / Standards
HIT 225 Healthcare  Informatics 3 2 0 4
HIT 227  Informatics Project Management
    Totals 7 7 10


The applicant must:

  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application to the college. Designate Health Informatics (C453601) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to the program.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to assure that all necessary records are sent to the College’s Admissions Office.
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale of the most recent academic transcript (high school or postsecondary).
  5. Meet the Southwestern Community College Placement Test requirement. This may be met by one of the following methods:
    1. Take and pass the basic components of the Computerized Placement Test. These consist of algebra, arithmetic, reading comprehension, grammar and basic computer skills. The test is administered several times each week on the Jackson and Macon Campuses and is free of charge. To schedule a test session, contact Testing Services at 828.339.4332. If you do not pass the basic components of the placement test, it is recommended that you enroll in and successfully complete the appropriate developmental coursework. If you are unsuccessful in achieving the appropriate cut-off scores in any component of the test, please see the academic retest policy.
    2. Appropriate SAT or ACT scores and successful completion of high school or college computer literacy course within the past six years. See Admissions section for additional details.  
    3. Provide an official high school transcript indicating graduation within the last five years with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.6 and completion of a "fourth math" beyond Algebra II.
    4. Successful completion of a college-level math, algebra, English and computer literacy course.


  1. Applicants are responsible for submitting all the necessary records to the College Registrar's Office.
  2. Applications must be updated annually by applicants who were not accepted the previous year.
  3. Health Professionals may be able to advance place out of some courses. Coursework required will be program specific. A grade of “S” will be awarded for all courses that cover subject matter demonstrated mastered by the attainment and proof of current/active licensure or certification or degree.

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Penny Wells
Health Information Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4362
Amber Sutton Photo
Health Information Technology Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4263