Admission Pathways

 

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Contact

Connie Renda
MA, RHIA, CHDA
Program Director/Assistant Professor
Health Information Technology
Health Information Management

crenda@sdccd.edu
619-388-2606
Office S-308

Dean of Health Sciences and Public Service
619-388-2789
Office S-300

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111
Bachelor's Degree

2016-2017

Admission Pathways

There are THREE pathways to enter the Bachelor's Degree Program:

Track 1 - Entering as a Freshman (1st year)

Designed for students admitted to the Health Information Technology two-year associate degree program who are interested in continuing on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Students in this track will enter as freshmen.

Admissions Process:

Students will enter into the Health Information Technology Two-Year Associate Degree Program. Applicants to the Associate Degree program will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the spring semester of the first-year, students will have the opportunity to apply to the baccalaureate program as a pre-major.

In addition to the required courses for the major students pursuing this track must complete the following requirements in order to complete the bachelor's degree program:

  • CSU or IGETC General Education Pattern
  • Transfer level Math Course
  • Transfer level English Composition Course
In order to proceed into the baccalaureate program students must complete the Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program.

 

Track 2 - Entering as a Sophomore (2nd year)

Designed for students with previous AS/BS degrees in fields other than Health Information. This track allows students to complete the major requirements (HEIT courses) in 1 year.

Applicants must have completed the following requirements prior to applying to this track:

  • CSU or IGETC General Education Pattern
  • Transfer level Math Course
  • Transfer level English Composition Course
  • OR
  • Completion of previous college degree (AA/AS/BA/BS)
In order to proceed into the baccalaureate program students must complete the Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program (1 yr).

 

Track 3 - Entering as a Junior (3rd year)

Designed for students who have completed a two-year program in Health Information Technology,  who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Students in this track will enter directly as juniors.

Students pursuing this track must complete the following requirements prior to earning a bachelor's degree (if they have not already been completed):

  • CSU or IGETC General Education Pattern
  • Transfer level Math Course
  • Transfer level English Composition Course

Admissions Process:

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  1. Submit a complete Supplemental Application Packet. See APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS for details
  2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0
  3. Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in Health Information Technology courses

**It is strongly RECOMMENDED that you complete the RHIT Certification

Based on specific selection criteria the top applicants will be invited to an interview that includes a written exercise. The top 32 applicants will be admitted.