How to Get Started in the HIT Programs


1. Apply to Santa Fe College and obtain your Santa Fe College ID Number Click the appropriate link below to start your application process:
First Time in College

Transfer Student

International Student

Transient Student

Dual Enrollment

Previous Degree
2. Decide which program you would like to start: Click on the links below to view information about each program.
3520 AS HIT Degree

6592 Medical Coder Biller Certificate

6555 Informatics Certificate

Long Distance learners are welcome; just know that there are proctored testing requirements per class and PPE’s require you to be in Gainesville; discuss further with program director.
3. Set up an appointment to meet with one of the Business Programs Advisors so they may consider your transcripts and advise on the classes you should begin the selected program. Douglas Robertson, Lead Academic Advisor

Catherine Lawton, Academic Advisor


* Must consider PERT requirements before starting.
*Sequence of classes are indicated in each program grid. For your success, it is important to take courses in the sequence of courses given.
*CGS1101 or CGS1000 are Pre-Reqs for the program, otherwise, it is an Open Access program. Standard Start Semesters for New Students: Fall and Spring
4. Complete the "Interested in HIT Programs at Santa Fe College" form. Interested in HIT Programs at Santa Fe College
5. Begin collecting the REQUIRED Student Data Elements for your student file. Student Data Elements
6. Attend the New Student Orientation in August. Contact Diane Rowe to set up an appointment with Julie Shay, RHIA – Academic Program Director