Roane State Community College is one of five TBR schools who have collaborated on the Health Information Technology (HIT) on the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). This initiative allows students to complete the coursework required to obtain an AAS degree in Health Information Technology in an online format. The Professional Practice Experiences do require visits to assigned healthcare facilities. After successful completion coursework, students are eligible to sit for the RHIT exam given by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The Health Information Technology program at Roane State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) www.cahiim.org. Courses are taught by faculty from five community colleges participating in this collaborative as listed below:
Admission, Retention, and Graduation Requirements
Additional admission requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology Regents Online Degree Program include:
All students meeting minimum criteria will be considered competitively, based on ACT score or GPA in required general education courses completes in some Allied Health Sciences programs. Completing math and science courses required in some programs with a grade of A or B could enhance your chance of being accepted. It will be to your benefit to complete as many general education courses as possible by application deadline. MEETING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE. Students that do not meet minimum requirements will only be considered under special circumstances and on a space available basis. Preference will be given to Tennessee residents.
Students admitted to the program must comply with specific enrollment and retention requirements to continue in the program. Enrollment and retention criteria include, but are not limited to:
Criminal background checks and drug/alcohol screens are a requirement at affiliated clinical sites. Based on the result of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine not to allow a student at their facility. This could result in the student’s inability to successfully complete the requirements of this program. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment.
Professional practice experiences are required. These experiences may be simulated as well as ‘hands on’ in assigned clinical agencies. Professional practice courses require face-to-face interaction with faculty and/or clinical site supervisors.
You will notice the curriculum for the HIT on RODP option is slightly different than the traditional HIT curriculum at Roane State Community College however the topics covered are the same. All competencies required by the accrediting body are covered in both curriculums.
You can see the projected sequence of courses for the HIT on RODP option below. Note this sequence is designed to begin after one has completed developmental study courses, if required. Please contact the HIT Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the curriculum.