A.A.S. in Health Information Management
The Health Information Management Program is designed to prepare entry-level health information professionals for the HIM workforce. The associate degree program consists of 20 credit hours in general education and 40 credit hours in health information management course work. Clinical Requirements: Students are required to complete two non-paid professional practice experiences (Clinical Internship I and Clinical Internship II) prior to graduation. Clinical placement is subject to criminal background checks, drug screening and other clinical facility policies.
Technical Certificate in Health Information Management
The technical coding certificate is a 32 hour certificate. Before enrolling into coding courses students are required to have Anatomy and Physiology I completed. Anatomy and Physiology II, Disease Pathology and Medical Terminology are co-requisites.
Medical coders organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, standardization, and retrieval of statistical analysis. Medical coding involves assigning alphanumeric and numeric digits to corresponding descriptions of patient diagnoses and treatments.
The certificate requires acquisition of 32 credits in which all can be used toward the associate degree we offer in Health Information Management. The associate degree requires 60 semester credits.