Application Process

Health Information Technology Application Process

Before you proceed with the application process, we encourage you to read the Health Information Technology FAQ. If you need additional help, please contact us.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in Austin Community College. Click here for more information. Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to a Health Sciences program.
  • The Health Information Technology program is open to all students. A health science background is not required to apply.
  • Applicants must meet the Technical Standards required by the program.
  • To be accepted into the program, you must be complete or be exempt from the TSI exam. Click here to learn more about the exam.
  • Applications for the Health Information Technology program are accepted on an on-going basis once all admission requirements have been met. Students are admitted based on their application date on a first-come, first-served basis. Application reviews begin on May 31 of each year for admission into the Fall semester.
  • New students are only accepted in the Fall semester unless they are transferring from another program and have previously completed the required coursework elsewhere. If your application is received after the classes have filled, your application will be placed on the waiting list for the next class of new students.

To view the Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree plan, click here.

  1. Activate your ACC email account. All correspondence regarding your application will be sent to your ACC email address. For information on how to set up your ACC email account, please see this page.
  2. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the “Eligibility” section above.
  3. Complete the program-required immunizations and upload a copy of your immunization form to CastleBranch. If you choose not to complete the Hepatitis B vaccination, you will need to get a copy of the Hepatitis B Exemption Form from the department chair. You will not upload the Hepatitis B Exemption Form to CastleBranch. It will be turned in with your application document.
    **NOTE: Students enrolled in the CE Medical Billing & Coding Program need to meet with the Department Chair to review applicable admission requirements. Instructions and the form to have your courses converted is here.
  4. Complete the mandatory online Health Information Technology Information Session. Print and keep a copy of the confirmation email.
  5. Obtain official transcripts for coursework taken at any schools other than ACC.
  6. Effective Fall 2023, you must schedule an appointment with the Department Chair to discuss previously completed course work. To schedule your appointment, please email [email protected].
  7. During the application period (see “Deadline” above), go to the CastleBranch website and click the link “Place Order.”
  8. Enter UL64im in the “Package Code” field. After entering your personal information, the system will prompt you to upload your 1-page immunization form for each of the four required immunizations. The cost to set up the account is $47.
  9. Next input code UL62im in the “Package Code” field. The system will prompt you to upload the signed Information Session confirmation email.
  10. Documents are approved when you receive a green check next to the requirement. All items must be approved in CastleBranch before your application will be accepted.
  1. After completing the steps above for CastleBranch (green checks = clearance), download and complete the Health Information Technology program application.
  2. Applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Follow the instructions on this page to submit your application remotely.

Applications for the Health Information Technology program are accepted on an on-going basis. Admission is based on application date. Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be placed in the next beginning class in which openings are available.

Admission to the Health Information Technology program is provisional until the following clinical requirements are met. Do not take action on these items until instructed by the department:

If you have concerns about events in your background, you may contact the Health Sciences Compliance Coordinator Lisa Enloe at (512) 223-5867 or [email protected].

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