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2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management - A.A.S.

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The Health Information Management program is a two year associate of applied science degree designed to prepare individuals to manage and code the medical information obtained in the medical records, organize the coded information for reimbursement purposes, abstract other data to meet administrative and governmental requirements, manage medical and legal inquiries for medical information calculate healthier statistics, perform data analytics, manage medical and legal inquires for medical information, calculate health care statistics, perform data analytics, manage the HIM department operational and human resource functions. Graduates of the this program will be prepared for a variety of positions in the health information services market. The program is designed to offer a wide variety of learning experiences including classroom and online instruction, use of computers and software designed for Health Information Management, and directed clinical practice in various medical settings. The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

In order to be eligible for admission into the HIMT program, students must successfully complete with a grade of “C” or higher HIMT 1301, INFS 1010, AHC 115*, BIOL 2010, and BIOL 2020.  A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required along with a screening interview.  Applicants must apply no later than the first Friday in March.  After formal acceptance into the program, three consecutive semesters of study are required for graduation. For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog.  For more information on how to apply to this program, contact the Program Director.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (66)

Career and Salary Information

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Clinical Data Analyst $25,000 $40,380
Coder $35,000 $40,380
HIM Clerk $22,250 $37,710

Career and salary information taken from US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics http://data.bls.gov/.  Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (10)

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