• The Application Process  

Admission to the Health Information Technology, Coding Certificate Program, Cancer Registry Management and the EHR Programs

  • Health Information Technology (AAS)
  • Medical Coding Certificate
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Cancer Registry Management (AAS)
  • Cancer Registry Management Certificate

 

All programs in the HIT department apply selective admission standards. Therefore, admission to the College does not guarantee admission to a program.

 

Applicants must be admitted to BCC and must also qualify for admission to their selected HIT 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 HIT degree curriculum.
  • Complete a BCC Admission Application online at www.bcc.edu.
  • Submission of a completed health information technology program application with essays.
  • Achievement of a BCC cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater at the time of admission.
  • Submit all previous college transcripts to the BCC Admissions Department for evaluation. Any HIT courses on transcripts will be referred to the HIT program director for evaluation. The HIT program will not evaluate transcripts for students who have not applied to the college/program.

 

HIT Associate Degree specific standards:

  • Criminal History Background Check (conducted by Adam Safeguard) with a satisfactory outcome is required. (Use school code: bcchit)
  • Successful completion of the HESI Test. The test must be taken no more than two years prior to admission to the HIT program.
  • Acceptance is on a rolling schedule. Program begins in the Fall semester.
  • 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. Once students have applied and been accepted into the program, the program director will advise students on registration and course sequencing.

 

CRM Associate Degree specific standards:

  • Successful completion of the HESI Test. The test must be taken no more than two years prior to admission to the HIT program.
  • Criminal History Background Check conducted by Adam Safeguard with satisfactory outcome. (Use school code: bcchit)
  • Applications will be accepted until June 1st of each year. Only 20 students will be accepted into the program. Accepted students will be notified by July 1.

 

CRM Certificate specific standards:

  • An associate degree (at least 60 credits)
  • 5 prerequisite courses (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
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Successful completion of the HESI Health Careers Aptitude Test. The test must be taken no more than two years prior to admission to the program.
  • Criminal History Background Check by Adam Safeguard with satisfactory outcome. (Use school code: bcchit)

 

Coding Certificate specific standards:

  • Criminal History Background Check by Adam Safeguard with satisfactory outcome. (Use school code: bcchit)

 

EHR Certificate specific standards:

  • There are no specific requirements for admission to the EHR Program.

 

Incomplete applications will be returned for completion.