Health Information Management, A.A.S.
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. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.
|Minimum Credit Hours||62|
|General Education Requirements||16|
|General Education Requirements|
|Written Communication Skills|
|WRTG S111||*Writing Across Contexts||3|
|WRTG S211||*Writing and the Humanities||3|
|or WRTG S212||*Writing and the Professions|
|Oral Communication Skills|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|*Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|*Small Group Communication and Team Building|
|PSY S111||*Introduction to Psychology||3|
|HS S114||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 1||4|
|HIM S101||Introduction to Health Information Management I||3|
|HIM S102||Introduction to Health Information Management II||3|
|HIM S117||Applied Healthcare Statistics||3|
|HIM S135||Medical Terminology||3|
|HIM S155||Coding I: Outpatient||3|
|HIM S181||Introduction to Healthcare Systems||3|
|HIM S240||Legal Aspects of Health Information||3|
|HIM S251||Quality Improvement and Project Management||3|
|HIM S255||Coding II: Inpatient||3|
|HIM S258||Coding III: Advanced Coding||3|
|HIM S261||Revenue and Financial Management for Healthcare||3|
|HIM S272||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||4|
|HIM S280||Health Care Management||3|
|HIM S281||RHIT Certification Exam Preparation||1|
|HIM S289||Healthcare Information Technology||3|
|HIM S291||Internship: Healthcare Management||2|
Students going on to a Bachelor's degree are advised to take BIOL S111 and BIOL S112 in place of HS S114.
The HIM Program provides a course of study, using primarily distance delivery methodology that prepares entry-level health information professionals. The HIM Program is accredited by the CAHIIM.
1. Graduates are eligible to write a national examination; successful completion of the examination leads to the professional credential of Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).