Health Information Technology Point System
Enrollment into the HIT program may be limited, based on the number of applications received; therefore, meeting the application requirements does not guarantee program acceptance. For these reasons, the selection process may be guided by the following point system to, in order to select the best qualified candidates for acceptance into the HIT Program. The final decision is determined by a Selection Committee. Each applicant is responsible for providing the required documentation to support the point system, prior to the application deadline.
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Grade Point Average
Applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA to apply to the program, by the application deadline.
General Education Courses
Completion of ALL the general education courses required to obtain the A.S. degree in this program (listed below) must be met prior to program start. Applicants will not earn any points for this area. Not only will this requirement increase chances of acceptance into the program, it will also lessen your course load during the program.
|General Education Requirements||Total Credit Hours: 15|
|ENC1101 Composition 1||3|
|SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech||3|
Computation/Natural Science Requirement (recommend MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra to fulfill the requirement. MAC1105 is highly suggested.)
|PSY2012 General Psychology 1||3|
|Humanities Requirement (choose any)||3|
Completion of the following courses are worth a maximum of 5 points, for a total of 35 points. A grade of "A" is worth 5 points, "B" is worth 3 points and "C" is worth 1 points. Only courses completed within the last 10 years, and by the deadline date, can be used for points. Please be advised that completion of all courses are required to complete the program - completion prior to program start will reduce course load once accepted.
- Introduction to Health Care
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
- Recommended: Anatomy & Physiology 1 AND 2 (points will be awarded for the combined average grade earned in both courses, with lab - max of 5 points.)
- Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
- Microcomputer Applications
- Medical Terminology
The following course has no year requirement:
- Intermediate Algebra (or higher math, to include Statistics)
Health Care Experience / Education
Bonus points for relevant work / education experience may be earned in only one of the following areas:
|One year of full-time equivalent work/volunteer experience in a related Health Sciences/Nursing area, within 3 years||2|
|Graduate of any Health Sciences/Nursing Program||3|
|Graduate of an Associates Degree or higher||4|
|Graduate of an accredited HIT/HIM/Coding-Billing Program||5|
|Graduate of an accredited HIT/HIM/Coding-Billing Program, with AAPC Coding Certification||10|
To provide verification of work/volunteer experience, please see the Work Experience form for documentation of position and dates worked in the health setting and reference from a supervisor. Work experience is calculated based on the start of employment/volunteering. Any health care programs not evident on transcripts should be supported by providing a copy of the completion certificate or other documentation. The Work Experience form must be completed entirely and turned in by the application deadline.
Next Group Orientation: Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4:30 - 6 PM
Cocoa Campus, Building 14, Room 104
Each applicant will receive 5 points for attending a group orientation. This orientation is hosted in the few months preceding
the application deadline and provides details about the program. You will be directed
to sign-in when you arrive, in order to receive credit for attending. Preregistration
is not required to attend. Please sign the attendance sheet at orientation to receive
The HIT Selection Committee reserves the right to give special consideration to repeat applicants.
Equal Access Policy
Eastern Florida State College complies with state and federal laws and does not deny equal access to individuals based on age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetics, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disabilities, marital status, veteran status, ancestry or political affiliation. EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Visit the Human Resources section of the College's website for more information.