Your acceptance as a Tidewater Community College student does not guarantee admission to most TCC health profession programs. We want you to be aware of these additional requirements and important information for this program.
Admission to this program is very competitive. For more information, see the program packet.
Get program admission packetIf you are a new TCC student, begin your journey by applying for admission and financial aid. On your application, indicate that you intend to pursue the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management.
As a prospective health professions student, you must also:
1. Attend an information session on Health Information Management, which is held the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. (except December) at the Regional Health Professions Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.
Topics covered are general information, admissions process, prerequisite courses, selection process, curriculum, hands-on learning in clinical settings, provisional acceptance requirements and more. Faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions.
2. Complete and submit the Health Information Management application by May 15 for fall admission. Include unofficial transcripts from previous colleges you have attended.
4. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of C or better
- Biology (BIO) 141 Anatomy and Physiology I
- English (ENG) 111 Composition
- Math Essentials (MTE) 5 Linear Equations
After you’ve been accepted:
1. Submit the Health Professions Physical Examination Form showing satisfactory health status based on a physician’s exam within the previous 12 months.
2. Submit your immunization record showing you have met Virginia’s requirements for health care personnel.
3. Submit documentation of a negative TB test
4. Complete a criminal/sex offender background check prior to working at any clinical facility.*
* Tidewater Community College does not assume any responsibility for obtaining or evaluating the results of a criminal background check, drug screen or other check, maintaining the records of results or for delivering them to clinical sites. It is the decision of the clinical affiliate (health care or medical facility) whether a student will be allowed to participate in clinical activities should there be positive criminal or sex offender results.