Health Information Management • Application Packet

To apply for the Health Information Management programs, students must:

I.    Complete all the components of the Texas State Initiative (TSI) college entrance exam - a Texas state requirement for admission - includes reading, writing, and math scores (For Associate Degree AND Coding/Billing Certificate only).  Certificates of Health Data Specialist, Health Data Coordinator, HITECH certificates, and Rural HIT grant certificates are not TSI liable prior to enrollment.

II.  Apply to the college by completing the online application to Midland College at  (USE Pre-Health Professions as a major for the Associate or Coding program, and the HIM program for all other non-TSI certificates.


 III.  Complete the prerequisite courses of:

        HITT 1205 Medical Terminology (at least 2 hour credit course). HITT 1305 is also accepted.

        BCIS 1305 or BCIS 1405 (computer application course of 3-4 hours)

        BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Alternative courses accepted BIOL 2401 AND BIOL 2402.       

IV.  Send in completed HIM program application to the HIM program office once enrolled in the final prerequisite course for program entry. 

          • CLICK HERE to download HIM Program application. (RURAL HIT GRANT program Workforce applications are located on a different webpage.  See for this program.

V.  Request all official transcripts from previous colleges sent to the ENROLLMENT SERVICES office for review.  Note on your application the date your transcripts were requested.

Applications are accepted each semester for the following semester.  Students should submit application when the prerequisite courses are completed, or will be completed in the semester enrolled.  Example, students should submit application mid-term in spring for acceptance into the Summer session OR when taking classes in the Summer, should submit mid-summer for Fall semester acceptance to the program.

Clinical Experience Requirements

Students will be required to have a criminal background check, TB titer, current immunizations including tetanus, liability insurance, and a drug screen prior to onsite clinicals in the programs.  These include courses:  HITT 1167 or HITT 2261.

TSI exemption for certificates

The TSI requirement is not required for certificates except for coding/billing certificate due to the BIOL 2404 requirement (new beginning Fall 2014).   Students who already have an associate, bachelor's, or masters degree are TSI exempt.

Health Data Coordinator/Health Data Specialist Certificates

TSI requirements are not required for these certificates.  Students should complete and submit the HIM application and college admission application prior to their first semester of enrollment as classes may be blocked from students who are not accepted into the HIM program.  

Meningitis Vaccination exemption

Student must receive the vaccine at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.  See exceptions to college policy in the catalog (or waiver option).

Mail completed packet to:

Midland College
HIM Department
3600 N. Garfield – DFHS Building Room 228
Midland, TX 79705

For more information, please contact:

HIM Student Support Services Representative, Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT or 432-685-6891