Tyler Junior College

Health Information Technology

Application and Placement

The Health Information Technology Program is a selective admission program. This means you must apply and be accepted into the program before can take any courses which begin with HITT except HITT 1305 and HITT1303. The application process begins in January of each year and continues until May 25 or after, until all seats are filled. You can begin taking the other courses in the curriculum before you are accepted, and as you can see below, completion of these courses will award you points toward acceptance. Applications can be requested from Nicole Wright at nwri@tjc.edu or by phone at (903) 510-2873.

Point System for Selective Admission: HIT 2014-2015

Bachelor’s Degree – 1 point

Associate’s Degree – 1 point

Coding Credential – 1 point maximum

Currently working in a Health Information Management Department and has been for at least 1 year-1 point

The following points will be awarded for each course grade listed below.

Three (3) points for an “A”

Two (2) points for a “B”

One (1) point for a “C”

Courses in the 2015 Curriculum

ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric

Social Behavioral Science Elective

Language, Philosophy, Culture/Fine Arts Elective

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I*

BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

POFM 1300 Medical Coding Basics

Courses Not in the 2015 curriculum

POFM 1327 Medical Insurance

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking

No credit or points are given for continuing education classes.

Answers to the following questions:

Why have you selected Health Information Technology as your field of study? (5 points maximum)

What character traits, attributes, and technical skills do you possess that will be an asset to the Health Information Management profession? (5 points maximum)

Pre-Requisites for the HIT Program

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

Health IT Contact Information

Nancy Rendon, RHIA
Program Coordinator
Office: Pirtle T-219

Email: nren@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-533-5440