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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

NOTE: A course may satisfy requirements in both the general education requirements and prerequisite areas. All courses with grades of “C-” and below must be repeated. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained to be enrolled in the HIT concentration and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained to be enrolled in the Healthcare Technician concentration.

Many health care agencies require criminal background checks for licensed health care providers, students, and volunteers serving in health care agencies. In response to these requirements, the UMFK Division of Nursing has established a policy requiring criminal background checks of all allied health and nursing students. Students are responsible for contacting the Director of Student Services or the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Health Information Technology if they have a question about their criminal history.


General Education Requirements

In accordance with University policy, all associate degree candidates must satisfactorily meet the general education requirements. Transfer credits are considered on an individual basis. All general education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.


Allied Health Core Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
HLT 160 Medical Terminology 1 credit
HLT 386 Healthcare Policy 3 credits
HLT 407 Leadership and Management 3 credits

Students select from one of the two concentrations available.


Health Information Technology (HIT) Concentration Core Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 101 Human Biology 4 credits
COS 206 Introduction to Information Security 3 credits
HIT 182 Electronic Health Record 3 credits
HIT 200 Intro to Health Information Technology 2 credits
HIT 258 Healthcare Information Data Management 3 credits
HIT 262 Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology 3 credits
HIT 297 Health Information Technology Internship 3 credits
HIT 216 Healthcare Staitistics and Research 3 credits
HIT 239 Healthcare Quality Improvement 3 credits

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate of Science in Allied Health, graduates must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit;
  2. Maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for HIT and 2.5 for HCT;
  3. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 upon graduation;
  4. Complete General Education Requirements for associate degrees;
  5. Complete the Allied Health core courses; and
  6. Complete the Health Care Technician or Health Information Technology concentration courses.