Health Information Management, A.A.S.

Sitka, e-Learning

The Health Information Management (HIM) program provides a course of study, using primarily e-Learning methodology, that prepares entry-level health information professionals. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Graduates are eligible to write the national examination; successful completion of the examination leads to the professional credential of Registered Health Information Technician (R.H.I.T.). Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

The Health Information Management (HIM) A.A.S. degree program requires a minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours. Graduation should occur within five (5) years from the date of enrollment or HIM professional courses may have to be repeated. CIS S105 or CIS placement test is required prior to admission. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses.

Minimum Credit Hours63
General Education Requirements17
Major Requirements46
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills
ENGL S111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGL S211Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature3
or ENGL S212 Technical Writing
Oral Communication Skills
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1
Small Group Communication and Team Building 1
Interpersonal Communication 1
Public Speaking 1
Other Skills
BIOL S111Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL S112Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Major Requirements
HIM S101 Introduction to Health Information Management I3
HIM S102Introduction to Health Information Management II3
HIM S116Quantitative Methods in HIM 23
HIM S135Medical Terminology3
HIM S155Coding I: Outpatient3
HIM S181Introduction to Healthcare Systems3
HIM S240Legal Aspects of Health Information3
HIM S251Quality Improvement and Project Management3
HIM S255Coding II: Inpatient3
HIM S258Coding III: Advanced Coding3
HIM S261Revenue and Financial Management for Healthcare3
HIM S272Pathophysiology and Pharmacology4
HIM S280Health Care Management3
HIM S281RHIT Certification Exam Preparation1
HIM S289Healthcare Information Technology3
HIM S291 (Internship in Healthcare Management)2
Total Credits63

Grade C 2.00 or better


Students going on to a Bachelor's degree are advised to take MATH S105 in place of HIM S116.