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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).

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on 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 (2.0) is required in all courses.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 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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