HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT A.A.S. (TP): 550
Total Credits: 70
Catalog Editions 08-09 through 10-11
Name: Date: ID#
GENERAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION & DISTRIBUTION COURSES
FOUNDATION COURSES
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
English 101 (if needed for EN102 or EN109/Substitute if not)
EN101
3
 
English Foundation (EN102 or EN109)  
3
 
Math Foundation
MA110 or MA116
3
 
Speech Foundation
SP108 or SP112
3
 
Health Foundation
HE107
2
 
         
DISTRIBUTION COURSES
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
Arts or Humanities Distribution (ARTD or HUMD)  
3
 
Behavioral / Social Science Distribution (BSSD)  
3
 
Natural Sciences Lab Distribution (NSLD)
BI204*
4
 
Natural Sciences Lab Distribution (NSLD)
BI205*
4
 
         
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
(if needed for BI204/BI205)
BI107
(4)
 
 
CA120
3
 
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT COURSES
HI103
2
 
(TP ONLY)
HI104
1
 
 
HI105
1
 
 
HI106
1
 
 
HI111
1
 
 
HI113
2
 
 
HI114
2
 
 
HI125
2
 
 
HI126
2
 
 
HI135
3
 
 
HI200
4
 
 
HI203
2
 
 
HI204
2
 
 
HI211
2
 
 
HI212
1
 
 
HI213
2
 
 
HI214
1
 
 
HI220
3
 
 
HI221
2
 
 
HI222
2
 
 
HI226
1
 
       
  Note: Overall GPA of 2.0 is required and students in the curriculum are required to earn a grade of C or better in each health information technology course before being allowed to proceed to the next course.
      Total Credits:  
* Students should check the prerequisites for BI204  

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to function as health information technicians in health record services located in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, insurance offices, government agencies, and other facilities utilizing health records. The health information management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association’s Council on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive the A.A.S. and will be eligible to apply to take the accreditation examination given by the American Health Information Management Association.

The health information management technician is trained in all the functions normally performed by a health record service, which can include analyzing and technically evaluating health records and reports; compiling, interpreting, and utilizing hospital and health care statistics; coding systems, diseases, and operations according to a recognized classification system; assisting with medical facility committee procedures; releasing confidential information in accordance with legal requirements; and abstracting and retrieving medical information.

Full-time and part-time students must see the program coordinator to choose an appropriate sequence of courses as outlined in the Health Information Management Student Handbook. All students must complete HI-designated courses within the three years prior to graduation. HI-designated courses not meeting this time requirement must be retaken, or the student must test out in current course content.

 
This document is for planning purposes ONLY and completion does not guarantee graduation.
See an advisor to submit an Application for Graduation the semester BEFORE you intend to graduate.
Health Information Technology Website
 
Last modified: October 2010
This degree is a Career Program and may not readily transfer to four-year institutions
(except in special cases). Visit the transfer planning website for transfer information.
Site Contact: Anthony Solano