The HIT programs at SouthArk consist of a one-semester certificate of proficiency in medical coding and or a one-semester certificate of proficiency in medical transcription. Additionally, the college offers one-year technical certificates in these areas.

The programs will prepare individuals for diagnostic and procedural coding positions and/or medical transcription positions in hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home care agencies, managed care organizations, and surgical centers. Both programs consist of classroom instruction on campus and clinical instruction in clinic and hospital settings in the surrounding area.

Technical Certificate - Medical Coding

Technical Certificate - Medical Coding

36 credit hour program. After completing the coding program, students should be prepared to sit for and successfully complete the Certified Coding Associate exam with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

FALL SEMESTER
COURSE SEM.HR.
BIOL 2064/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
HIT 1003 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1153 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HIT 2073 Basic Medical Coding I 3
HIT 2081 Laboratory Practice in Coding 1
HIT 2803 Introduction to Medical Science 3
Semester Total 17
Following successful completion of the 17 semester credit hours of the fall semester, students will earn the certificate of proficiency in medical coding.
 
SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE SEM.HR.
CSCI 1003 Computers and Information Processing 3
BIOL 2074/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
HIT 2173 Reimbursement Methodology 3
HIT 2183 Advanced Medical Coding II 3
HIT 2262 Medical Ethics and Law 2
HIT 2191 Practice Coding II 1
Semester Total 16
 
SUMMER TERM
COURSE SEM.HR.
HIT 2773 Medical Coding Practicum 3
Total Program Credits 36

Technical Certificate - Medical Transcription

Technical Certificate - Medical Transcription

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
Technical Certificate
34 credit hour program. The curriculum at South Arkansas Community College is based on the guidelines provided by the American Association for Medical Transcription Model Curriculum for Medical Transcription. After completing the program students should be prepared to sit for and successfully complete the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam with the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity.
 
FALL SEMESTER
COURSE SEM.HR.
BIOL 2064/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
HIT 1003 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1153 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HIT 2144 Basic Medical Transcription / Lab 4
HIT 2803 Introduction to Medical Science
Semester Total 17
Following successful completion of the 17 semester credit hours of the fall semester,students will earn the certificate of proficiency in medical transcription.
 
SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE
BIOL 2074/L Human Anatomy and Physicology II / Lab 4
CSCI 2143 Microcomputer: Business Applications 3
ENG 1113 Composition I 3
HIT 2154 Advanced Medical Transcription / Lab 4
Semester Total 14
 
SUMMER TERM
COURSE SEM. HR.
HIT 2783 Medial Transcription Practicum 3
Semester Total 3
Total Program Credits 34

Basic Studies Requirements:

Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 82 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II. Students testing into basic studies
reading are required to take the Nelson-Denny reading test for placement into the appropriate reading class.

Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math - ACT 16 or above (or) ASSET Elementary Algebra Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS 50 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra.

SAS - A course required for all first-time, full-time degree-seeking students and students who test into two or more basic studies courses.

ALL courses in the program MUST be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”

If you are interested in further information regarding these programs, contact:
Dean of Health and Natural Sciences
Phone: 870-864-7102; Fax: 866-222-8026

Statistics

Statistics

Year 
Arkansas 
License  
Required 
Accepted 
Gradauted 
% 
Retention 
Attempt 
Exam 
Pass 
First 
Try 
Pass 
Later 
Did Not 
Pass 
% 
Pass 
Written
National
 

Average 
Pass Rate 

Written
Arkansas
 
Pass Rate 
Practical
Exam
Pass Rate
%
 Job 
Placement
%
2001-02
Yes
14
12
85.7
12
9
3
0
100
NA
NA
NA
NA
2002-03
Yes
11
8
72.7
8
8
NA
0
100
NA
NA
NA
NA
2003-04
Yes
6
5
83.3
5
5
NA
0
100
NA
NA
    NA     
NA
2004-05
Yes
12
8
66.6
8
5
NA
3
63
NA
NA
NA
NA
2005-06
Yes
18
16
88.9
16
13
NA
3
81
NA
NA
NA
NA
2006-07
Yes
12
9
75.0
9
8
NA
1
89
63
NA
NA
NA
2007-08
Yes
15
13
86.7
13
9
NA
4
69
64
NA
NA
NA
2008-09
Yes
12
10
83.3
10 
2
70.0 
68 
NA 
100
NA
2009-10
Yes
24
22
91.6
22
12
 5
5
 77.2
70
NA
100
100
2010-11
Yes
 19
 16
 84.2
 16
 13
 0
3
81.2
70
NA
100
100
2011-12
Yes
26
24
92.3
 24
17
5
91.6
 70
 NA
100
75
2012-13
Yes
18
18
100.0
18
9
7
2
88.8
70
NA
100
78
2013-14
Yes
18
16
88.8
14
9
2
3*
78.5
70
NA
100
100
2014-15
Yes
26
22
84.6
22
22
18
4
100.0
70
NA
100
100
2015-16
Yes
28
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Application Deadlines

Professional Programs Application Deadlines

To apply for admission to a HNS Professional Program, applicants must have completed:

  • All basic studies requirements.
  • All prerequisite classes (or be currently enrolled in) as specified in the SouthArk catalog for each professional program.

See SouthArk catalog for specifics regarding each program's requirements and/or consult program advisor.

Program

Class Begins

Application Deadline

LPN – Warren Days

January 2018
Spring Semester

Friday,
October 6, 2017
By 12:00 p.m.

LPN - El Dorado Days

May 2018
Summer Semester

Friday
February 2, 2018
By 12:00 p.m.

LPN - El Dorado Evenings

August 2017
Fall Semester

Friday
June 2, 2017
By 12:00 p.m.

LPN-to-RN

January 2018
Spring Semester

August 31, 2017
By 5:00 p.m.
Application Open Now

Surgical Technology

Fall Semester 
2017

June 15, 2017

OTA

Summer Semester
2018

March 30, 2018

PTA

Summer Semester
2017

March 1, 2017

Radiologic Technology

Fall Semester
2017

 March 27, 2017

EMT

  Fall & Spring 
Semester

 No Application Process – 
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Paramedic

August 2016

  July 20, 2016

Respiratory Therapy

Fall Semster
2017

June 30, 2017

Coding - HIT

August 2017

No Application Process –
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Phlebotomy

Fall Semester
2017

Applications Available Until Filled

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