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 online courses since 1999.
HIT professionals are responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, legal, accreditation,
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 at least a "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix courses prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must also earn a grade of at least "C" in all BIOL, MEDR, COMP 1503, and BUAD 3153 courses to graduate from the HIT program.
Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: They may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, students can apply for readmission to the HIT program. Or, students may re-take the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college after first obtaining pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and then earning a grade of "C" or better.