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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the HIT Career Studies Certificate Program?
  2. What are the admission requirements?
  3. When will the program be available for students?
  4. What are the academic requirements?
  5. How many credits is the HIT Career Studies Program?
  6. How long does this program take to complete?
  7. Can any of the courses be waived?
  8. How much does the program cost?
  9. Are the classes offered online?
  10. Is there job placement for program graduates?

1. What is the HIT Career Studies Certificate Program?

This curriculum is designed to train students to become competent in all aspects of workflow process analysis and redesign as it relates to adoption, implementation, maintenance, and optimization phases of the transition to the use of an electronic health records system.

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2. What are the admission requirements?

Applicants must also meet NOVA general admission requirements. Program candidates are also required to watch the online Program Information Session and adhere to the pre-requisite requirements stated.

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3. When will the program be available for students?

The program starts every Fall and Spring semester. Applications are accepted year round.

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4. What are the academic requirements?

Students admitted to the program must maintain at minimum a ‘C’ grade in each course or better to continue the program sequence. Students who earn below ‘C’ grades in a course must repeat that course and earn a higher grade before they will be permitted to continue the HIT course sequence. Two failing grades in the program will result in student removal.

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5. How many credits is the HIT Career Studies Program?

Twenty-three total credit hours.

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6. How long does this program take to complete?

The program is designed to be completed in as little as two academic semesters.

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7. Can any of the courses be waived?

The one credit hour ‘Introduction to Medical Terminology’ course may be waived for licensed health care professionals only.

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8. How much does the program cost?

Tuition and any required course materials are the financial responsibility of the student; current tuition information can be found on the NOVA website at www.nvcc.edu

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9. Are the classes offered online?

Yes, courses are offered online. Please visit NOVA’s Blackboard tutorial website for review.

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10. Is there job placement for program graduates?

A Student Navigator is available to work with students to ensure they receive the best possible opportunity for employment upon completion of the program.