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The field of health information management is rapidly growing with a predicted growth rate above average over the next ten years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The health information management professional ensures completeness and accuracy of the patient record in all health care settings. Development of specialized skills needed to perform as a health information technician is the focus of the health information management (HIM) program. The HIM degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students who successfully complete the degree requirements for the HIM degree program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician.

Admission Policies for Allied Health Sciences A.A.S. Degrees

HIMT 1300 Medical Terminology, HIMT 1301 Fundamentals of Health Information Management, and one additional general education course, are prerequisites for the degree program. Students must also obtain a grade of C or better in each required science course, as well as, each HIMT course to be accepted and remain in either the Medical Coding or HIM program.

Part time and full time academic plans are available for the HIM degree student.

1st Fall    
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I1 4
HIMT 1301 Introduction to Health Information Management2 3
INFS 1010 Computer Applications OR
Computer Science Elective
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
1st Spring    
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II1 4
HIMT 1300 Medical Terminology2 3
PHIL 121 Elementary Ethics (Recommended) OR
Humanities Elective
PSYC 1030 General Psychology (Recommended) OR
Social Science Elective
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor  
  April Complete AHS Application in Raidernet by application deadline*
Register for next term
2nd Fall    
HIMT 1303 Basic ICD Coding I 3
HIMT 1302 HIM Legal Aspects3 3
HIMT 1401 Disease Processes 4
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
2nd Spring    
HIMT 2302 Basic ICD Coding II 3
HIMT 2301 CPT Coding 3
HIMT 1201 Medical Office Procedures 2
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
  May Complete drug screening and background check  
3rd Fall    
HIMT 2211 Quality Improvement 2
HIMT 2307 Professional Practice Experience 3
HIMT 2303 Advanced Coding 3
HIMT 2304 Management Principles 3
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor and complete Intent to Graduate   
  Nov Register for next term  
3rd Spring    
HIMT 2309 Data Analysis and Statistics 3
HIMT 2305 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HIMT 1305 Computer Applications in Health Information 3
HIMT 2212 Seminar in Health Information Management 2
Action Items    
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)   
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit   

1Recommended to be completed prior to acceptance.
2An open course that may be taken by any student and is required to be completed prior to acceptance.
3May be taken prior to being accepted into the program.

*Program Application Deadline: (A.A.S. Degree)–May 15 (Fall Semester); October 31 (TN eCampus)

Only HIT courses which were completed within three years prior to applying for admission or readmission will be considered for credit toward graduation. This does not apply to open enrollment HIMT courses.

This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.

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