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A.A.S. Health Information Management

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Residency requirement is 15 UAS semester credits.

The Health Information Management (HIM) program provides a course study, using primarily distance delivery methodology, that prepares entry-level health information professionals.  This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  Graduates are eligible to write a national examination; successful completion of the examination leads to the professional credential of Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

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 (2.0) is required in all courses.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours60
General Education Requirements20
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing about Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade C or better
Other Skills
BIOLS111Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOLS112Anatomy and Physiology II4
___S__GER Elective*3
*Natural sciences, mathematics, or social sciences
Major Requirements40
CIOSS105Computer Literacy3
HIMS111Introduction to Health Information Management3
HIMS135Medical Terminology3
HIMS160Alternative Delivery Systems3
HIMS181HIM Emerging Technologies and Informatics3
HIMS190CPT Coding3
HIMS210ICD-9-CM Coding3
HIMS215Billing and Reimbursement2
HIMS240Legal Aspects of Health Information3
HIMS251Quality Improvement and Project Management3
HIMS260Data Quality and Reimbursement2
HIMS280Health Care Management3
HIMS291Internship in Healthcare Management2

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