Health Information Management

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Admission Requirements

Most programs in the Health Information Management (HIM) department apply selective admission standards. Therefore, admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a program.

Applicants must be admitted to RCBC and must also qualify for admission to their selected HIM program based on the following standards:

  • Graduation from high school, or attainment of a GED, with successful completion (C grade or better) of high school level algebra and biology, or equivalent college course work.
  • Successful completion of all required developmental courses as determined by the results of the College Assessment of reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Successful completion (C grade or better) of any General Education courses, as required within the HIM degree/certificate curriculum.
  • Complete an RCBC Admission Application online.
  • Achievement of an RCBC cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater at the time of admission.
  • Submit all previous college transcripts to the RCBC Admissions Department for evaluation. Any HIM courses on transcripts will be referred to the HIM program director for evaluation. The HIM program will not evaluate transcripts for students who have not applied to the college/ program.

HIT Associate Degree (AAS.HIT) specific requirements:

  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application 
  • A clear Criminal History Background Check is required upon acceptance (details will follow with the acceptance letter)
  • Successful completion of the HESI Test. The test must be taken no more than two years prior to admission to the HIT program. The HESI Admission Assessment exam test students on three main academic areas: English Language, Math, and Science. Students may purchase an exam review guide directly from Elsevier Publishing or from the RCBC Bookstore.
  • Acceptance is on a rolling schedule. Program begins in the Fall semester. However, some courses can be taken in the spring or summer term
  • Students who plan to attend the HIT program full-time should not complete general education courses prior to applying to the HIT Program. Course offerings require students to take general education and HIT program courses simultaneously to meet a full-time schedule.

HCI Associate Degree (AAS.HCI) specific requirements:

  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application 
  • A clear Criminal History Background Check is required upon acceptance to the program (details will follow with the acceptance letter).
  • Acceptance is on a rolling schedule. Program begins in the Fall semester.

MCR Associate Degree (AAS.MCR) specific requirements:

  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application 
  • A clear Criminal History Background Check is required upon acceptance (details will follow with the acceptance letter)
  •  Acceptance is on a rolling schedule. Program begins in the Fall semester.

MCR Certificate (CRT.MCR) specific requirements:

  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application
  • Associate degree or higher 
  • The following 5 prerequisite courses can be completed as co-requisites: (All courses must be passed with a “C” or better)
    • Medical Terminology
    • Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
    • Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • A clear Criminal History Background Check is required upon acceptance (details will follow with the acceptance letter)

Coding Certificate (SPC.ACO) specific requirements:

  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application

EHR Certificate specific requirements:

  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application