Performance Requirements: Health Information Technology

You must meet the following performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare during your time in our program and throughout your career.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity (with corrective lenses if needed) to:
    • Read very fine, small print on:
      • Medication containers
      • Physician's orders
      • Monitors
      • Equipment calibrations
  • Hearing ability (with auditory aids if needed) to:
    • Understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker's face
    • Hear:
      • Monitor alarms
      • Emergency signals
      • Calls
  • Manual dexterity to:
    • Manage long periods of time in a seated position
    • Work with constant exposure to computers
    • Manipulate various software and data storage operating systems
  • Physical ability to:
    • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
    • Lift objects of 35 pounds or more
    • Maneuver in limited spaces

Communication Requirements

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form by:
    • Speaking clearly and succinctly when in presence of:
      • Coworkers
      • Supervisors
      • Physicians
      • Educators
      • Classmates
    • Writing legibly and correctly in patients' records for legal documentation
  • Function safely under stressful conditions with the ability to:
    • Adapt to ever changing environment
  • Computer skills to:
    • Use a variety of software programs and the internet for research and course projects, including PowerPoint for presentations



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Adrienne Ballard
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1487

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated January 21, 2023