Health Information Management

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

*Completion of a keyboarding course with a final grade of "C" or better and completion of a high school or college computer course with a final grade of "C" or better or appropriate proficiency or P/I.
**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

Faculty

​For information about the Health Information Systems program, contact an advisor at (309)647-4645.

Gainful Employment

Medical Assistant
Medical Insurance
Medical Records
Medical Transcription

AAS Degree​​

Health Information Management: 62-63 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit 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 Courses Credit 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 Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
AH 211Medical Transcription3
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
PHI120Logic & Critical Thinking3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit 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 Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
COM103Speech Communications3
ENG101Composition I3
HS 101First Aid2
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 135Medical Assisting7
AH 155Phlebotomy3
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
  15

Medical Coding Certificate: 27 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
  13
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
AH 150Medical Coding I/II4
  9
Summer Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 151Medical Coding III2
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
  5

Medical Insurance/Billing Certificate: 31 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 125Insurance Reimbursement3
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
ENG101Composition I3
  16
Medical Records Certificate: 30 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
BIO111Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals4
  16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 125Insurance Reimbursement3
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
AH 250Supervised Coop/Internship3
ENG101Composition I3
  14

Medical Transcription Certificate: 27 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 116Professional Medical Office Management3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
AH 211Medical Transcription3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 120Introduction to Pharmacology2
AH 126Human Diseases & Conditions3
BIO111Anatomy/Physiology Fundamentals4
ENG101Composition I3
  12

Medical Unit Secretary Certificate: 27 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 105Medical Terminology3
AH 140Health Records Management3
AH 145Ethics & Legalities in Healthcare3
  9
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 126Medical Diseases and Conditions3
AH 132Intro. to Electrocardiography2
AH 155Phlebotomy3
  8
Fall or Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
COM103
COM110
Speech Communication OR
Interpersonal Communications
3
Summer Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
NA 110Nursing Assistant7

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate: 9 Credit Hours
  Credit Hrs.
HS 101First Aid2
AH 155Phlebotomy3
AH 240Phlebotomy Internship4