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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 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 (RHIT).

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours63
General Education Requirements17
Major Requirements46

General Education Requirements

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 of C (2.00) or better

Other Skills

BIOLS111Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOLS112Anatomy and Physiology II4

Major Requirements

HIMS101Introduction to Health Information Management I3
HIMS102Introduction to Health Information Management II3
HIMS116Quantitative Methods in Healthcare*3
HIMS135Medical Terminology3
HIMS155Coding I3
HIMS181Introduction to Healthcare Systems3
HIMS240Legal Aspects of Health Information3
HIMS251Quality Improvement and Project Management3
HIMS255Coding II3
HIMS258Coding III3
HIMS261Revenue and Financial Management for Healthcare3
HIMS272Pathophysiology and Pharmacology4
HIMS280Health Care Management3
HIMS281RHIT Exam Prep3
HIMS289Healthcare Information Technology3
HIMS291Internship in Healthcare Management2
* Students going on to a Bachelor's degree are advised to take MATH S105 in place of HIM S116.

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