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Certificate

Program Coordinator:     Nan Jones, LRC 212, Ext., 2465
Length:                                 Two semesters (one year)

Purpose: With the increased requirements of insurance and medical agencies there is a need for qualified personnel in medical offices. This program is designed to train personnel for full-time employment upon completion of the course requirements. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the opportunity to take courses that prepare them for certification exams.

Occupational Objectives: 
    Medical Records Worker 
    Medical Coder 
    Medical Office Clerk

Admissions Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to Health Information Management.

Program Requirements: The two-semester curriculum provides training in medical terminology, health records management, coding for health records, and health record applications. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. It is highly recommended that students who are not proficient in Keyboarding take AST 114, Keyboarding for Information Processing.

Health Information Management

First Semester (Summer)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

0

1

ITE 115 1*Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

Total

7

0

7

Second Semester (Fall)

HIM 130

Healthcare Information Systems

3

0

3

HIM 253

Health Records Coding I

4

0

4

HIM 113

Medical Terminology & Disease Processes I

3

0

3

HIM 150

Health Records Management

3

0

3

HIM 151

Reimbursement Issues

2

0

2

Total

15

0

15

Third Semester (Spring)

HIM 114

Medical Terminology & Disease Processes II

3

0

3

HIM 254

Advanced Coding and Reimbursement

4

0

4

HIM163

Anatomy and Physiology for Adm. Health Prof.

3

0

3

HIM 198

2*Seminar and Project

1

0

1

MTH 141

Business Math

3

0

3

Total

13

0

14

Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate.................................36

Footnotes*

1. It is highly recommended that students who are not proficient in keyboarding take AST 114, Keyboarding for Information Processing.

2. Seminar and Project is designed to facilitate successful completion of licensure assessment.


Gainful Employment Report - Health Information Management

Last updated: 2/17/2014 4:07:03 PM