The need for qualified health care workers continues to rise to meet the ever-increasing need in health services, particularly in the areas of medical coding, transcription, and records. The health information manager analyzes, integrates, and manages health information for patient care, reimbursement, planning, marketing, and research.

Certificates and Degrees

**All AH, BIO, BUS, and HS courses must be passed with a final grade of “C” or better in order to graduate from the Health Information Management program and/or certificates.

Nature of Work

Graduates of the Health Information Management program will be trained to find employment in non-nursing patient care activities in nursing homes, hospitals, medical clinics, insurance companies, and public and private health care facilities. This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Insurance Office Manager
  • Medical Assistant
  • Hospital Unit Secretary
  • Nursing Home Office Assistant

AAS Degree​​

Health Information Management: 62-63 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
ENG101Composition I3
HS 101First Aid2
MATMathematics Elective (College Level)3
18
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
Choose one of the following courses:7
AH 135Medical Assisting OR(7)
AH 150Medical Coding I/II AND(4)
Elective(3)
COM103Speech Communications3
15
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
AH 211Medical Transcription3
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
PHI120Logic & Critical Thinking3
15
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 125Insurance Reimbursement3
Choose one of the following courses:2-3
AH 151Medical Coding III OR(2)
AH 155Phlebotomy(3)
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
PSY130General Psychology3
SOC100Introduction to Sociology3
14-15

Certificates

Medical Assistant Certificate: 30 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
COM103Speech Communications3
ENG101Composition I3
HS 101First Aid2
15
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 135Medical Assisting7
AH 155Phlebotomy3
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
15

Medical Records Certificate: 30 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
BIO111Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals4
16
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 125Insurance Reimbursement3
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
ENG101Composition I3
14

Medical Coding Certificate: 27 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
13
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
AH 150Medical Coding I/II4
9
Summer Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 151Medical Coding III2
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
5

Medical Transcription Certificate: 27 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
AH 211Medical Transcription3
15
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
ENG101Composition I3
12

Medical Insurance/Billing Certificate: 31 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
15
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 125Insurance Reimbursement3
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
ENG101Composition I3
16

Medical Unit Secretary Certificate: 27 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
9
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
AH 126Medical Diseases and Conditions3
AH 132Intro. to Electrocardiography2
AH 155Phlebotomy3
8
Fall or Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
COM103
COM110
Speech Communication OR
Interpersonal Communications
3
Summer Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
NA 110Nursing Assistant7

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate: 9 Credit Hours

Credit Hrs.
HS 101First Aid2
AH 155Phlebotomy3
AH 240Phlebotomy Internship4