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Application Process

Health Sciences Application Process

Program Selection:

The class is selected based on the date that the completed program application is received in the Health Science admissions office. Application review begins on May 25th.

  • After each Fall class has been selected, students will be notified when to complete a Criminal Background Check. Failure to complete the Criminal Background Check within the given time frame will result in the forfeiture of the student’s placement in the class and the next applicant on the list will be contacted. It is very important that we have your current contact information, especially an email address. IMPORTANT: Do not submit your Criminal Background Check until notified by the HITT Department Chair.
  • Once your CBC comes back, you will be notified that it is time to register for the course. This MUST be done in a timely fashion. Failure to register for the course by the given deadline will result in your spot being given to another student.

AAS Degree Application Process

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2014-2015 Degree Tracking Worksheet

Step 1

  • Apply to ACC
  • The TSI status must be complete or exempt.

Step 2

  • Complete the Information Session
    • Information sessions are be done Online.
    • In addition to the application, the Information Session Completion and Declaratory Form must be submitted with the application. This form can be found under the Verification Tab on the Online Information Session.

Step 3

  • Fulfill all immunization requirements. Immunizations should be completed while working on prerequisites. Your completed immunization form is due at the time you apply for program admission. Immunization requirements were changed on October 1, 2012. Please review the updated form for new requirements.

Step 4

Complete the prerequisites with a "C" or better in each course:

  • Health Data Content (HITT 1301)
  • Medical Terminology (HITT 1305) must be a 3 credit hour course.
  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2404) must be completed within 5 years of acceptance or must be repeated.
  • Business Computers Applications (BCIS 1305)

To gain approval to take the prerequisites you must go to the Health Information Technology website at www.austincc.edu/health/hitt and complete/submit the Student Petition. Please include your name, student ID and which courses you want to take and the semester you want.

Step 5

  • Submit application paperwork by the deadline. All applications are to be turned into the Health Sciences Office in Building 8000, 8356 at the Eastview Campus or the Round Rock Campus, Building 3000, Room 3105. The application includes:
    • Application
    • Immunization records with all program required immunizations complete
    • Health Information Technology AAS Information Session Completion and Declaratory Form.
    • Department Chair signature.

Medical Coding Certificate Application Process - College Credit

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2014-2015 Certificate Tracking Worksheet

Step 1

Step 2

  • Complete an Information Session.
    • Information sessions are done Online.
    • In addition to the application, the Information Session Completion and Declaratory Form must be submitted with the application. This form can be found under the Verification Tab on the Online Information Session.

Step 3

  • Fulfill all immunization requirements. Your completed immunization form is due at the time you apply for program admission
    • Immunizations should be completed while working on prerequisites.

Step 4

Complete each of the following prerequisites with a "C" or better in each course:

  • Health Data Content (HITT 1301)
  • Medical Terminology I (HITT 1305) must be a 3 credit hour course
  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2404) must be completed within 5 years of application date or must be repeated.

To gain approval to take the prerequisites you must go to the Health Information Technology website at www.austincc.edu/health/hitt and complete/submit the Student Petition. Please include your name, student ID and which courses you want to take and the semester you want.

Step 5

  • Submit application paperwork by the deadline. All applications are to be turned into the Health Sciences Office in Building 8000, 8356 at the Eastview Campus or the Round Rock Campus, Building 3000, Room 3105. The application includes:
    • Application
    • Immunization records with all program required immunizations complete
    • Medical Coding Information Session Completion and Declaratory Form.
    • Department Chair signature.

Continuing Education Application for Medical Coding Certificate

The advantage of taking Medical Coding certificate through Continuing Education is that it is a less expense way for "out of district" students. However, the student must meet the same program requirements for applying as college credit students. It is possible to take the Medical Coding Program as continuing education (non-college credit) and then convert that coursework to college credit once the student has three (3) college credit hours at ACC. Students must request this conversion to college credit within two years of successfully completing the Medical Coding Certificate Program.

Step 1

  • Complete an Information Session.
    • Information sessions are done Online.
    • In addition to the application, the Information Session Completion and Declaratory Form must be submitted with the application. This form can be found under the Verification Tab on the Online Information Session.

Step 2

  • If you have not completed MDCA 1409 OR BIOL 2404, Apply to ACC so that the prerequisite BIOL 2404 can be completed.

Step 3

  • Fulfill all immunization requirements. Your completed immunization form is due at the time you apply for program admission.
    • Immunizations should be completed while working on prerequisites

Step 4

Complete each of the following prerequisites with a minimum grade of "C" or better:

  • Health Data Content (HITT 1001)
  • Medical Terminology I (HITT 1005) must be a 3 credit hour course
  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2404) must be completed within 5 years of application date or must be repeated.

To gain approval to take the prerequisites you must go to the Health Information Technology website at www.austincc.edu/health/hitt and complete/submit the Student Petition. Please include your name, student ID and which courses you want to take and the semester you want.

Step 5

  • Submit application paperwork by the deadline. All applications are to be turned into the Health Sciences Office in Building 8000, 8356 at the Eastview Campus or the Round Rock Campus, Building 3000, Room 3105. The application includes:
    • Application
    • Immunization records with all program required immunizations complete
    • Medical Coding Certificate Information Sessions Completion and Declaratory Form.
    • Department Chair Signature