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:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 49.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 47.0
|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|
|BIOS-1113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|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|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|BIOS-1114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|HIM-2203||ICD Medical Coding II||2.00||3.00||3.00||$150.00|
|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-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|
|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|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|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|
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.