Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission will include the applicant’s compliance with college and program application requirements. Students applying for admission to the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Health Information Technology.

Program must meet the minimum requirements established by the Senate Rules of the Community College System. Meeting the minimum requirements permits a student to be included in the qualified applicant pool, but does not guarantee admission to the HIT Program. Admission to the college does not imply admission to the HIT Program.

Students admitted into the HIT program must have completed:

  • BIO 135 OR BIO 137 (previously BSL 110) Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND
  • CLA 131 Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin OR AHS 115 Medical Terminology OR 
  • MIT 103 Medical Office Terminology, with a “C” or better, prior to entering the program, OR
  • have approval from the HIT Coordinator.

Getting Started

If you are interested in earning a degree in Health Information Technology, there are a few classes that will help you get on started on the right Path.

You must be at or above college level in reading, English, and Math.

BIO 135 or BIO 137/139: If you are interested in one of our Two Plus Two programs, BIO 137/139 is recommended.

Technical Standards

The health information technician works to promote, maintain and improve the management of health information within health organizations. Computerization, on-going legislative reforms, information security issues, advances in medical science, and the need to contain health care costs have resulted in a an increased demand for information specialists.

According to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law, it is a student’s personal decision to disclose a disability. Students with disabilities who require accommodations (academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids or services) for any course must contact a staff member in BCTC's Disability Support Services (DSS) office, N-117. The DSS phone number is (859) 246-6758. Please do not request accommodations directly from the professor or instructor or Coordinator.