Health Sciences

Pre-Health Information Management Certificate

As a two-phase associate degree program, Health Information Management (HIM) requires general education instruction to be completed prior to the professional education and clinical experience component of the curriculum, with the award of a certificate in Pre-Health Information Management following the first phase.  This format allows for a more prepared student to enter the Health Information Management classroom, as well as the clinical sites.

Students must complete all HIM and math and science courses with a “C” or better within the time frame specified by the Health Science Department and may repeat no more than two technology courses.

Movement into the second phase is achieved by successful completion of the certificate with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Special Requirements

In addition to the college’s placement test and the admissions requirements of the Health Sciences department, specific eligibility and admissions criteria for entry into the Pre-Health Information Management program include:

Students will be expected to join their professional organization, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as they begin their professional  coursework (HIM 101).

Certificate:  Pre-Health Information Management (38 credit hours)

 

 

 

Credit Hours

 

AHS 102

Medical Terminology

3.0

 

AHS 208

Health Management

3.0

 

BIO 210

Anatomy and Physiology I

4.0

 

BIO 211

Anatomy and Physiology II

4.0

 

ENG 101

English Composition I

3.0

 

ENG 102

English Composition II

3.0

 

HIM 101

Introduction to Health Information

1.0

 

HIM 102

Introduction to Coding and Classification Systems

1.0

 

HIM 137

Pharmacology for Coders

1.0

 

HIM 266

Computers in Health Care

3.0

 

MAT 120

Probability and Statistics

3.0

 

PSY 201

General Psychology

3.0

 

SPC 205

Public Speaking

3.0

 

 

Approved Humanities Course

  3.0

       

 

 

Total Credit Hours:

38.0