A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Health Information Management

A.A.S. Degree (W)

The Health Information Management associate degree curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. The program is designed to prepare students to function effectively in a technical manner in health information departments in a wide variety of healthcare settings. These settings include ambulatory care, rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol facilities, local health departments, third-party payers, pharmaceutical companies, acute care, as well as other health care related organizations such as insurance companies, consulting and outsourcing firms, and technology companies. Health Information professionals are responsible for maintaining components of health information computer systems, protecting patient privacy and providing information security, ensuring health information is complete and available to legitimate users, coding and classifying data for reimbursement, analyzing information necessary for decision support, complying with standards and regulations regarding health information, preparing health data for accreditation and licensing surveys, and analyzing clinical data for research and public policy. In all types of facilities, and in various locations within a facility, the health information technician possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality improvement, and research. In addition, the health information technician may be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information system. This program provides instruction and clinical experiences that assist students in developing the technical skills necessary for many entry level health information positions. Graduates will receive the associate in applied science degree from the College and may be eligible to sit for a variety of credentialing exams in the career field. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health's competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements. The Health Information Management associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 135 Biomedical Statistics 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
HIM 100 Intro to Health Information 3
HIM 120 Coding I 3
HIM 121 Coding II 3
HIM 122 Coding III 3
HIM 130 Legal Aspects of HIM 3
HIM 220 HIM & Healthcare IT 3
HIM 222 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
HIM 225 Technical Practicum 3
HIM 230 Supervision & Organization 3
HIM 231 Quality Assessment 3
HIM 250 Professional Practicum 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 108 Basic Pharmacology 2
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 130 Disease Proc/Pathophysiology 3
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
ISY 143 Intro to Information Security 3