Information on Graduating

For HIT/CIM/Coding Students:

Are you in your last semester of SBCC classes? 

If so, please download and fill out the graduation application.  No signature is required on the form.
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Please complete the application and email it to Gwyer Schuyler, Academic Counselor --
For students in other majors, please contact your assigned counselor directly to apply to graduate.


  1. All official college transcripts MUST be on file with SBCC in order to graduate with an Associate Degree (not Certificate). Here is more information on how and where to send transcripts.
  2. Here is information on ordering SBCC transcripts. This may be needed when applying for a credential exam.
  3. Here is the the form to order hard copy Diplomas/Certificates.
  4. Here is information on Commencement.


Preparing for the RHIT Credential Exam

•  Consider enrolling in HIT 285 RHIT Exam Prep, which is offered each Fall and Spring semester. Take this class relatively close to when you plan to take the RHIT exam so that the information is fresh in your mind. It can be taken at the same time as HIT 275 or after.

•  While Early RHIT Testing – applying to take the RHIT credential exam while you are still in your last semester of courses – is an option, if you rush into taking the credential exam without taking the time to study and prepare for the test, you may not pass.

•  Instead of rushing into the exam, it is better to take the time needed to prepare for the exam through HIT 285 and/or studying exam prep materials such as the Review Guide published by AHIMA.

•  Make sure to read the Candidate Guide published and accessible at the AHIMA website. 

•  If you take the RHIT exam and do not pass, reach out to the HIT Program Director, HIT/CIM Department Chair, or  the departmental Academic Counselor so that we can help you prepare for re-testing –