How to Apply for Health Information Technology (HIT)
Applicants are evaluated for admission to the HIT Program at Eastern Florida State College based upon the Admission Criteria and Point System, if there are more applicants than seats available. For selection you must satisfy program entrance requirements classified as REQUIRED, in the Application Steps below.
Please review the current start dates and deadlines:
- PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2016 PROGRAM START: JANUARY 15, 2016. Students who apply early, and are selected, secure their position in the program first.
- FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2016 START: APRIL 29, 2016
- "FAST-TRACK" APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2016 FOR "FAST-TRACK" FALL 2016 START. See qualifications below.
After the deadline, your file will be closed to additional information. Incomplete
files may not be considered for program admission. All applicants will be notified
by mail of their status in the program.
A file ready for the Admissions Committee review must include:
- Nursing Application to the Health Information Technology program
- All unofficial college transcripts
- Proof of work experience, if applicable
THE APPLICANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE DATE, INCLUDING ALL PHOTO COPIES.
For info on application steps, click categories below
Apply for General Admission to EFSC
Complete the application for admission to Eastern Florida State College prior to program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available on any of the campuses or it's easiest to apply online.NOTE: You must only apply to EFSC for general admission if you are not currently enrolled with the College. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.
Submit Transcripts and Placement Testing
ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:
College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Transfer students: Request all previous attended colleges to send a final, official copy of college transcripts to the EFSC Admission's Office. These transcripts must be received and evaluated by the application deadline. Please note that EFSC will not evaluate transcripts if courses are still in progress at your previous institution. Additionally, if you are listed as "non-degree seeking" at EFSC, request the Admissions office to indicate your minor as "the program you are applying for" so that transcripts will be evaluated accordingly.
International students: If you attended high school and/or college in a country other than the United States, when you submit your transcripts you must speak to the International Student Service Advisor to determine any further steps that must be taken to determine your grade point average and transfer credits.
Placement Testing Requirements
Take the College Placement Test, if you have not transferred in qualifying college coursework or college placement test scores from another institution. Speak with an Admissions Specialist to determine if this test is required. If applicable, developmental courses should be completed before program start.
Complete the Nursing/HIT Program Online Application
After all prerequisites are met, complete the Nursing online application for the Health Information Technology program or visit the Nursing & Health Sciences Admissions Office for assistance.
- PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15. Students who apply early, and are selected, secure their position in the program first.
- FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 29
- "FAST-TRACK" APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30 FOR FALL START. See qualifications below.
There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this application. This fee must be paid online
or to the cashier's office at your local EFSC campus, before the application deadline.
Submit Unofficial Transcripts
An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript, including your unofficial EFSC transcript, is also required with your application in order to confirm completion of any prerequisites and grade point average (GPA). Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at www.floridashines.org.
Previous Healthcare Experience, Certification/License
If you have health experience (work or volunteer), outline the experience on the required form and submit directly to Nursing & Health Sciences Admissions. This health experience form is located online and must be completed by a supervisor.
Submit copies of health care licenses and/or certifications, or any license/certificate that relates to the field.
Fast Track Option Qualifications
This option is only available to those who have previously graduated from a program in the Medical Information Coding and Billing field or who already work in the Health Information Management field. In addition to the rest of the application steps on this page, those wishing to pursue the Fast Track Option must meet the following requirements:
- Student must have graduated from an approved program (AHIMA/AAPC) within a minimum of 3 years prior to acceptance to the AS/HIT program, and/or
- Student must hold a current AHIMA/AAPC certification, and/or
- Student must currently be employed in the field and have worked for at least 3 years
Graduates of an approved program will be awarded 34 credit hours toward the A.S. degree. You must submit documentation with your application packet.
The HIT Program is planning to apply for accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Successful completion of EFSC's program will enable students to take the AHIMA National Certification Examination to become a RHIT and be deemed as bona fide specialists responsible for evaluating completeness and accuracy of documentation for healthcare services that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare.