Alfred State offers an online associate of applied science in health information technology (HIT) which combines a profession in health care with information technology.
Alfred State has offered traditional HIT courses on-campus since 1968 and has offered the Internet-based since 1999.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations:
Required: high school biology or equivalent Must be able to visually read computer monitor. Must be able to use keyboard and mouse. Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to student’s home.
HIT students are required to earn a grade of a least a "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix course prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must also earn a grade of at "C" in the MEDR courses to graduate from the C&RS program. Additionally, students must be able to complete the onsite PPE hours at a health care facility.
Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: Students may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, apply for readmission to the C&RS program. Or, students may retake the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college, and transfer the credit back to Alfred State after having obtained pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and earning a grade of "C" or better.