Apply to Health Information Management
To join this program, you must apply for admission. This minimally competitive program accepts 35 students every fall term. We usually receive about 30-40 applications for these 35 spots. Most applicants will work with the admissions advisor and apply through Guaranteed Admission. For those not eligible for Guaranteed Admission, there will be Standard Admission as well. For Standard Admission, depending on the number of applicants, we may use a point system for admission. See details below.Questions? Attend an information session or talk with a program advisor.
How to apply
Apply to PCC
Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes. Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources.
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Term you want to start Apply to Health Info Management Fall 2023 Admission is closed Fall 2024 March 18 – May 3, 2024
Ask about the Guaranteed Admission plan
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for Guaranteed Admission. With Guaranteed Admission, you’ll work with the HIM Advisor to map out a plan to complete any remaining prerequisites and possibly some graduation requirements before admission. If the plan is followed, you’ll have a reserved spot in the upcoming cohort.
All prerequisite classes must be passed with a grade “C” or above before formally being admitted. If you have met the core requirements of any of these classes at other colleges, contact email@example.com to have your transcripts unofficially evaluated.
- WR 121: English Composition
- MP 111: Medical Terminology
- MTH 58: Math Literacy I, or MTH 65: Introductory Algebra – 2nd term
- CIS 120: Digital Literacy Skills
- CIS 121: Information Systems and Programming
Check basic qualifications
This program includes educational experiences that take place in clinical/field environments. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division requires students in clinical/field environments to comply with vaccination requirements, including COVID-19 vaccination. Students are also required to pass a criminal background check and drug screenings. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Standard Admission only)
Standard Admission students will submit essays with their application. Essays should be 200-400 words. Need help with essays? Contact email@example.com or 971-722-5600 and ask for Tanya Maldonado.
- Essay question 1: Attention to detail, task management/multitasking, and communication are important attributes for success in the HIM program. Choose one of these attributes you consider a strength and explain why you consider it a strength and how you believe this will help you to be successful in the program.
- Essay question 2: Describe your experience related to healthcare and how this experience led you to apply to this program.
- If you are on a Guaranteed Admission plan, use this application starting March 18: Guaranteed Admission Application
- If you on the Standard Admission plan, use this application starting March 18: Standard Admission Application
- If you have questions about which application to use, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After you apply
You’ll be notified about your application status by the end of May. Check your MyPCC email: all communication is done through your PCC email account.
If you have been accepted into the program, you will be invited to a mandatory orientation.
How are Standard Admission applicants selected?
At this time the program is not competitive and we don’t anticipate needing to admit any students through Standard Admission. In the unlikely event this happens – here is what to expect:
Standard Admission students receive points for grades in prerequisite classes and essay question responses:
- Prerequisite coursework GPA – 20 points max
- Essay question 1: Program success attributes – 25 points max
- Essay question 2: Experience/interest – 25 points max
For detailed information on the point system, see the printable admissions advising guide.
Applicants who qualify, but do not have the top points for admission, will be notified of their status as a program alternate. Often, alternates are eventually selected for the program. Alternates will be listed in order of points, and in the case of students receiving the same points, the order the applications were received by admissions.
This program requires students to use applications during the second year of the program that do not formally support Mac. If you use a Mac, you will be responsible for your own application access support or you may need to use Parallels Desktop or a similar application that supports Windows programs on a Mac.
Since the program is fully online, applicants also need strong computer skills and must be comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.