A.A.S. Program Course List
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 health care 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 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 credential exams in the career field, depending on their work experience. 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.
|ENG||101||Crit Thinking & Acad Writing||3|
|ENG||102||Composition and Research||3|
|SOC||213||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|HIM||120||ICD Coding I||4|
|HIM||121||ICD Coding II||4|
|HIM||130||Legal Aspects of HIM||3|
|HIM||131||HIM and Healthcare IT||4|
|HIM||230||Supervision & Organization||3|
|HIT||100||Intro to Health Information||3|
PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES
|BIO||120||Anatomy and Physiology I||5|
|BIO||121||Anatomy and Physiology II||5|
|CIS||107||Intro to Computers/Application||3|