Health Information Technology
Frequently Asked Questions
HIT Program Application Requirements
HIT Program Application Process
HIT Program Course Descriptions

Health Information Technology

AWARD OFFERED Associate of Applied Science

Admission Requirements and Curriculum
Program Application

The Health Information Technology Program prepares students to become health information professionals who play a vital role in making our healthcare system work. They perform the data collection and analysis that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals need to do their jobs well and are a key part of quality patient care.

Health information technicians may be employed by any facility that manages patient information, such as a hospital, clinic, physician office, insurance company, or medical research center.

The Health Information Technology Program at WSCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Only graduates of CAHIIM-accredited programs are eligible to take the national examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Wallace State Community College is one of only two CAHIIM-accredited programs in the state of Alabama.

Student outcomes include an employer satisfaction rate of 100% for HIT graduates.

A variety of options for program completion are available on campus and online.

Prior to applying to the HIT Program, students must apply for admission to Wallace State Community College by submitting a WSCC application to the Admissions Office and meeting all the general requirements for admission to the College.

To be eligible for acceptance into the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program, the following must be submitted to the HIT Program Director by June 1st:

     1. A completed HIT Program Application.
     2. A copy of ACT scores showing a composite score of at least 17.
     3. A copy of *COMPASS test scores showing a Reading score of at least 80 taken within the three years prior to program application.
     4. An unofficial copy of college transcripts.

*If the ACT has been taken within the past three years, an ACT Reading sub score of 18 may be accepted in lieu of the COMPASS Reading score. 

Donna Stanley, Program Director
Donna Stanley, Program Director