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Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Certified Associate in Health Information Management Systems (CAHIMS) in 2 years. A Health Information Technician is skilled in health information management systems and procedures, has completed an academic program and has satisfactorily passed a national certification exam / CAHIM. A Health Information Technician uses computer applications to assemble, analyze, abstract medical records and they often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research.

Health Information Technicians may also perform data retrieval for quality assurance activities, transcribe medical reports and medical staff committee meeting minutes, protect confidential patient information and assist physicians and other health care personnel with appropriate medical record documentation practices. 



The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management:

  • Applies codes accurately using current and appropriate technology;
  • Exhibits skills that promote quality improvement;
  • Exhibits skills to insure the security of Personal Health Information (PHI);
  • Utilizes current technology efficiently to manage and interpret data; and
  • Utilizes guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance with internal and external policies.


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2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 49.0
Lab Hours: 34.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 47.0
Lab Hours: 36.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-1120 ICD Medical Coding I 2.00 3.00 3.00 $150.00
  HIM-1101 Medical Terminology 2.00 0.00 2.00 $20.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MICS-1141 Introduction to Word & Excel 1.00 0.00 1.00 $70.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 13.00 5.00 15.00 $540.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MICS-1121 Microsoft Office 2.00 2.00 3.00 $85.00
  BIOS-1114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  HIM-2203 ICD Medical Coding II 2.00 3.00 3.00 $150.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
    Totals 12.00 9.00 16.00 $602.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-1100 Health Records & Procedures I 2.00 3.00 3.00 $100.00
  HIM-2215 Under/Interp E-Health Record 1.00 4.00 3.00 $125.00
  HIM-2210 Healthcare Reimbursement 2.00 3.00 3.00 $110.00
  BIOS-2135 Human Diseases 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  HIM-1112 HIM Legal Aspects 2.00 0.00 2.00 $60.00
  MICS-1143 Database & Networking II 2.00 2.00 2.00 $120.00
    Totals 12.00 12.00 16.00 $525.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-2222 Health Information Management System 2.00 3.00 3.00 $185.00
  HIM-2220 Financial & Resource Management 2.00 3.00 3.00 $60.00
  HIM-2221 Capstone Computer Applications 1.00 2.00 2.00 $275.00
  HIM-2200 Health Statistics & Quality Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  ENGL-1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
    Totals 12.00 8.00 15.00 $625.00

Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $550.00

Course Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $617.00

Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 12.00 Cost: $530.00

Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $610.00

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The Demand for Health Information Management Graduates Continues to Increase

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program prepares you for positions ranked by health care facilities as among the five positions in greatest demand.

Technicians are employed by hospitals, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, hospices, consulting firms, insurance companies, large physician group practices, veterinary hospitals, government facilities, and federal and state prisons.

Health information management technicians may work from home as coders, medical editors, claims analysts, medical billers or independent contractors working as consultants for nursing facilities, large group practices, lawyers and small rural hospitals.

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