Admissions & Additional Requirements

Health Information Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Health Information Technology program! This program has selective admission requirements. Applicants must have a complete file by program deadline dates for evaluation to occur. To view file status, regularly check “My Required Documents” found in your Ozone account.

If you wish to be evaluated for a selective health program, you must complete the “Request for Health Evaluation” in your Ozone account. Evaluation does not mean automatic admission to the program. If you were previously evaluated and denied, and wish to be re-evaluated, you must submit a new Request for Health Evaluation form. Health Evaluation results will be sent to your Owens email account about 1-2 weeks from the complete file deadline date.

Applicants have seven days to respond to the email regarding their selective admissions status and accept or decline for all programs. Applicants can select a seat in only one program, but accept an unlimited amount of seats as an alternate in other programs.

High school students may apply, but a continuation in the program may be contingent upon the submission of an official high school transcript verifying graduation.

The following are required for a complete file

  • Completed Admissions application
  • Official copy of HS or GED transcript
  • Official college transcripts (from other colleges)
  • Evidence of HS biology or anatomy with a C or better (or course equivalent to BIO 211/BIO 212)
  • Evidence of HS chemistry course (or higher) OR PHY 115 with a C or better
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Completion of the TEAS test (first attempt only of the most recent version)

Deadline Dates

January 15 for Fall start

Health Requirements

The Health Information Technology Program includes two supervised professional-directed practice experiences in the last semester of the Program. Each HIT student is required to have a physical examination, and specified immunizations completed before their professional directed practice experience. The necessary forms will be provided to the student at the start of their third semester and are to be completed and signed by the examining physician by the specified deadline. Health information may be sent to the professional direction practice experience sites.

Background Check Requirements

The HIT Program does not require a background check for admission. A background check may be required by a professional directed practice site. The student is responsible for any cost of the background check. For more information on background checks by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI & I) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) visit the following websites:

Professional Directed Practice Experience

The Health Information Technology program requires second-year students to participate in a professional directed practice experience. Students acquire supervised, hands-on experience enabling them to gain real work experience. Transportation costs, liability insurance, lab coat, etc. are the responsibility of the student.