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 Electronic Health Records 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 2 3 0 3
HIT 227  Informatics Project Management
    Totals 6 8 9


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 requirements. This may be met by one of the following:

a. High school GPA of 2.8 or higher within the past 10 years
b. High school GPA of 2.2-2.79 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after successful completion of ENG 111 and the corresponding corequisite. This is a required corequisite for the program.
c. High school GPA of below 2.2 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after completion of required transition English and math courses.
d. High school graduation prior to the past 10 years: student will be eligible for Phase II of the selective admission process after successful completion of the RISE placement test or the required transition English and math courses.


  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
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Health Information Technology Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4263