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Students may register for courses 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Fridays & Saturdays. Applicants can register by mail or in person as long as they bring the following required documents to the admission officer before class starts.

Admission Requirements/Procedures

  1. All students must be at least eighteen (18) year of age before the first day of class.
  2. Identification (driver’s license or birth certificate or passport or social security card)
  3. All students must have ONE of the following credentials; either High School Diploma or GED, or higher. Where some programs (DMS, DMUT, MCS, and FOAE) require more credential(s) or document(s) to enter into that specific program at the HTI (please refer to Requirements). Please read this table carefully:

    #ProgramCredential l Requirement(s)Entrance Exam (TABE)Documentation Requirement(s)
    1 Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Not required Not required Not required
    2 Patient Assistant Technician Not required Not required Not required
    3 Medical Billing /Coding Specialist Not required Not required Not required
    4 Medical Billing Specialist Not required Not required Not required
    5 Patient Care Technician Not required Not required Not required
    6 Medical Coding Specialist Not required Not required Required:
    Medical Terminology + Anatomy & Physiology
    Or
    Medical Billing Specialist Certificate
    Or
    2 Years experience in Medical Billing
    7 Certified Nurse Aide Not required Not required Required: 2 Step Mantoux PPD administered and read before the first day of class.
    8 Fundamentals Of Adult Echocadiography Not required Not required Required:
    Formal Education
    Or
    Training in one of the Ultrasound specialties i.e. Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular
    Or
    One year experience in the Ultra-sonography field
    9 Medical Assistant Technician Not required Not required Not required
    10 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Required: Bachelor degree (any major) or Associate degree in allied health Not Required Not Required
    11 Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Technologist Not required Not Required Required: College level Algebra, Statistics or higher mathematics course AND College level English or communications AND General college level physics and/or radiographic physics AND Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II. GPA must have passed with GPA 3.0 or greater.
  4. All individuals interested in attending the school are required to meet with an authorized representative of the institution for a personal interview. At that time, the enrolling student will complete all required forms, sit for the entrance exam if applicable, tour the facilities and pay the $25 application fee and the $75 registration fee. The school will determine an applicant's eligibility on the basis of the results of the entrance examination, educational background and personal interview. Student may be given a 30 day conditional enrollment to provide all required documents.

Late Admissions:

Students may be eligible for entrance into new group training classes for a period of two-weeks following the start of class at the discretion of the School Director. However the students must make up the missed up lessons before next module start.

Advanced Status/Transfer Credits From Other Agencies:

Healthcare Training Institute can accept previous educational clock hours (credits) from an accredited school or state approved institution or college towards an appropriate program after review by Healthcare Training Institute’s administrative staff. Previous educational training must meet Healthcare Training Institute’s course/program curriculum requirements, comparability, applicability, and prerequisites. Accordingly, a prospective student must request an official transcript be sent to the school before the start of the program. If the transcript is approved for the section(s) of course/program, the student will not need to attend the specific section(s) of course/program and the transferred credits will be converted into clock hours per formula one semester credit hour is equal to 45 units. The section(s) will be listed as transfer clock hours (TCH) only on the student transcript and the timeframe in which to complete the course will be shortened. Since these courses will not carry grades, they will not be included in the GPA calculation. These courses will only be applied toward graduation requirements. The transfer student can transfer maximum number of the credit hours to the current program from the other school or institution with a minimum of a C (2.0 GPA) or better for the transferable credits according to Transfer of Credits chart below. For example, if a transfer student wishes to attend the Medical Assistant Technician program of 800 clock hours at HTI, the student can transfer up to maximum of 165 clock hours provided they carry at least a 2.0 GPA. The additional 635 clock hours will be earned at HTI. Please refer to Transfer of Credits Chart for details. Additional documentation such as course descriptions, syllabi, and academic catalogs may be necessary to evaluate whether the transferred course is equivalent to the course(s) required for the completion of the current program. Re-entry students will be awarded credit for prior successfully completed section of the student’s program, which must be documented by grade and attendance.

However a HTI graduate can apply all credits of didactic section(s), earned at HTI, toward another program within five years from the date of completion, where the credits earned from hands-on are need to be revaluated within two years after the date of completion in order to apply also. Any credit earned over five years old must be evaluated through written exam.

Scale of Conversion:
1 Clock Hour Didactic = 2 units | 1 Clock Hour Supervised Lab = 1.5 units
1 Clock Hour Externship = 1 units | 1 Clock Hour Outside Work = 0.5 units

Transfer of Clock Hours/Credits Chart

Maximum Transfer Credit Hours To Applied Program
Up to 18% (396.5 clock hours) Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Technologist (2,250 clock hours)
Up to 21% (191 clock hours Patient Care Technician (900 clock hours)

Up to 23% (191 clock hours)

Medical Assistant Technician (800 clock hours)
Up to 28% (191 clock hours) Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (660 clock hours)
Up to 38% (191 clock hours) Medical Billing Specialist (500 clock hours)
Up to 19% (191 clock hours) Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (1,000 clock hours)
Note: Transfer credits do not apply to short-term programs.