For Health Information Technology applicants, if any portion of the prerequisite courses has been taken outside the nine campus LACCD system, you will provide unofficial transcripts when submitting the Health Information Technology Application. If you get accepted into the Health Information Technology Program Cohort; you will need to submit two sets of “Official Transcripts,” one to the Health Information Technology Program and another set to the ELAC Admissions and Records Department.
If any of your outside course work deals with the Health Information Technology Prerequisites, you will need to meet with the HIT Program Director to review all of your Health Information Technology coursework. After meeting with the HIT Program Director, you will need to meet with the Counseling Department. The following core courses must be taken at ELAC before a student is allowed to register for HTHTEK 241 Directed Practice in Health Information Procedures. II: HTHTEK 207 Introduction to Health Statistics, HTHTEK 230 Electronic Health Records in the Healthcare Systems. HTHTEK 200 Healthcare Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management, HTHTEK 221 Quality Management and Leadership, and HTHTEK 222 Health Information Services Organization & Management. First year HIT courses will only be accepted if the previous HIT Program is accredited by CAHIIM. In addition, any courses more than years old and/or from a private institution student must retake! No waivers or substitutions will be accepted.
If you are transferring Health Information Technology courses to ELAC, you must provide the following documentation:
- A copy of all college unofficial transcripts.
- A challenge petition form for the Program Director to review and sign (if approved.)
For the College to accept this outside course work in satisfaction of any program or degree requirement, the student must submit both a “General Petition” to the campus Admissions Office AND a “Challenge Petition” to the Department Chair for approval; all documentation in support of both petitions must be attached at the time of submission.
For those veterans or active service members that wish to receive military credit for clinical or academic training taken during their time in the military will need to speak to the Respiratory Therapy Program Director who will guide you in the process to submit this challenge petition.