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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIT Admissions Requirements

Contact: email Peter Viola at or call 412.237.2614.

Selective Admission Criteria
The Health Information Technology program at the Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County is a limited enrollment program.

The following pre-program requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better before final acceptance into the Health Information Technology Program:

  1. All developmental coursework as indicated by the results of the College Placement Tests. [ENG-089, ENG-100, MAT-080, and the DVS (Developmental Studies) Series]
  2. Introduction to Biological Science (BIO-110).
  3. Credit cumulative quality point average of 2.50 or better.

Facilities and Equipment
CCAC offers students state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including a dedicated HIT laboratory housed in Milton Hall with 20 computers that connect to the campus network.

Program Outcomes Statistics
The results from the 2016 outcomes assessment as reported to the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in the 2017 Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) indicate:

  • A 95% retention rate
  • A 100% graduation rate
  • A 100% job placement rate
  • A 100% graduate satisfaction rate
  • A 100% employer satisfaction rate 

Clinical Experience
Clinical experiences are provided in area health care facilities as well as the campus HIT skills laboratory.

Requirements for Clinical Placement
All HIT students are required to have a physical examination, updated immunizations including the influenza vaccine, child abuse clearance, a criminal background check and FBI fingerprints prior to their first professional practice clinical placement. In addition, some facilities may require additional laboratory tests. Students are responsible for any fees incurred as a result of completing these requirements.

Advisory Committee
CCAC utilizes community advisory committees in all of its health career programs. The HIT program advisory committee is comprised of health information practitioners, faculty and college administrators who provide advice regarding curriculum revisions, marketing and recruiting, changing employment opportunities and clinical education. Advisory committee members serve as the liaison between the health care community and the college.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships are available through the American Health Information Management Association and the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association. Also, for additional information, see the Types of Aid page.