Apr 13, 2021  
2020-21 Academic Catalog 
2020-21 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management, AAS (152)

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Designed to provide training in the management of systems to collect, interpret and analyze patient data and to communicate information related to the research, planning, provision, and evaluation of everyday operations in health care services. Additionally, students gain skills to manage positions related to the functions. This program is beneficial to individuals who are seeking career advancement and eligibility for the national certifying examination - Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Occupational objectives upon completion of this program include: Health Information (Medical Records) Assistant/Technician, Medical Coder, Coding Manager/Supervisor, Health Information Supervisor/Office Manager, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Privacy Officer, Health Data Analyst.

ACCREDITATION: The Health Information Management (HIM) associate degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Curriculum

Program Total: 64 Credits

1 BIO 141 /BIO 142  Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II may be substituted for BIO 145 .
2 Course MUST be taken in the first semester. May also take SDV 100 .
3 Prerequisite: ITE 115  strongly recommended before HIM 130 .
4 See list of Program Electives .
5 Prerequisite: Instructor permission required; all HIM core courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to coordinated internship. Most sites require a criminal background check, flu-shot, and proof of immunizations. All associated fees are the responsibility of the student.

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