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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

The Health Information Technology associate degree profession has been listed as one of the top five professions for rapid growth potential with an estimate of more than 47,000 additional professionals needed by the year 2008 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). In addition, the U.S. News and World Report has twice selected the health information technology profession as one of the top 25 careers in the nation 

The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Program graduates are, eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). After successfully passing the examination, graduates earn the credential RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Freshmen: 

High School graduate with no college experience

  • Board of Regents' Core: 19 units (list attached)
  • Minimum overall high school GPA: 2.0 (weighted average on 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum ACT sub score: English > 18 or Math > 19*or
  • Minimum SAT sub score: Critical Reading > 450 or Math > 460-470

*The student cannot need more than one development/remedial course

And ONE of the following

  • GPA on the high school Core: 2.0 (weighted average on 4.0 scale)

Or

  • ACT Composite: 20
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access

*NOTE: Graduates from Louisiana high schools: Transcript will be requested from Louisiana Department of Education on behalf of student by SUBR. All other state high school graduates must provide an official high school transcript. 

Home Schooled:

  • ACT Composite: 23 or equivalent SAT 1060 (Critical Reading and Math scores combined)
  • Home school certificate from State Department of Education
  • Computer with internet access

Adult Learner < 25: 
no college/post-secondary experience

  • Meet SUBR freshmen admissions standards in place at time of graduation from high school
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access

Adult Learner > 25: 
no college/post-secondary experience

  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access 

Transfer: 

  • 18 college credit hours including college-level math and college-level English w/ grade of C or higher
  •  Cumulative GPA: 2.0 (4.0 scale)
  •  Provide all official college/post-secondary transcripts prior to registering
  • Credits submitted for transfer evaluation must be from a regionally accredited institution recognized by the U. S. Department of Education

*Note: All credits earned will be evaluated.

For courses to qualify for credit:

  • The final grade must be a C or higher
  • There must be an en equivalent course at Southern University and A & M College
  • The transferred course must apply to the degree program of study