Health Information Technology AAS Admissions Requirements

Associate of Applied Science with a major in Health Information Technology

As the United States moves toward a more technologically advanced health care system, health care providers require additional highly skilled health information technicians and administrators. The health information technicians support health care providers with the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. Health information technology makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admissions
  • Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED or an official transcript
  • Complete an online or print application and submit application fee of $50
  • Complete the Transcript Authorization Form
  • Students also have the option to fill out a transcript authorization/release form available from the Admissions/Registrar’s office to allow Parker to request transcripts on the student’s behalf.
  • Submit completed documents to the Office of Enrollment and Registrar’s Office.
  • Registrar’s office will evaluate transcripts and send an evaluation letter reflecting degree compliance and/or deficiencies
  • Acceptance and Reservation Deposit is required.

Two Year Program Objectives

  • Provide students with the technical and administrative skills to manage health information systems consistent with professional standards (medical, administrative, ethical and legal) in health care delivery systems.
  • Prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to plan and develop health information systems which meet the standards of accrediting and regulating agencies.

Program Outcomes

At the time of graduation, graduates of the Health Information Technology program are expected to:

  • Successfully pass certification and/or licensure exams
  • Verify, analyze and validate the accuracy and completeness of health care data
  • Abstract, calculate, interpret and present health care data maintained in paper-based and computer-based resources
  • Develop, implement and manage health information policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and accreditation agency requirements
  • Evaluate, implement and manage both paper-based and computer-based health information systems as well as the health information personnel and services