Health Information Management Application Packet
To apply for the Health Information Management programs, students must:
I. Complete all the components of the Texas Sucesss Initiative (TSI) college entrance exam - a Texas state requirement for admission - includes reading, writing, and math scores (For Associate Degree AND Medical Coding Specialist Certificate only). Certificates of Health Data Specialist-Physician Practice and Health Data Coordinator 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 certificate option 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.
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 the Medical Coding Specialist 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:
3600 N. Garfield – DFHS Building Room 228
Midland, TX 79705
For more information, please contact:
HIM Student Support Services Representative, Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT
• firstname.lastname@example.org or (432) 685-6891