Health Information Management Associate of Applied Science

Online Health Information Management Associate Degree

Get Started on Your Career in Health Information Management with CHCP's Online Health Information Management AAS Program!

Designed Program Length:  96 Weeks

Want a career in a health care role that doesn't involve direct patient contact? CHCP’s Online Health Information Management (HIM) Associate's degree program can give you the opportunity! Health Information Management professionals are responsible for accurately managing and organizing patient health data content in electronic and paper formats.

Additionally, Health Information Management professionals possess many skills that are essential in updating patient records with diagnoses, medical insurance claim documents, medical billing and coding and other pertinent health related information.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22% growth in Health Information Technician and Health Informatics careers from 2012 to 2022* . Now is a great time to get started at The College of Health Care Professions and launch your career in this growing industry.

Certifications You Can Earn with CHCP's Health Information Management Degree

  • AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Certification

Job Outlook for Health Information Technology Careers

22% growth anticipated from 2012 to 2022

The CHCP Health Information Management (HIM) online AAS degree program combines theory and practice to prepare students for credentialing as Medical Coders and Health Information Technologists. Graduates pursue successful careers in health IT management in hospitals, physician offices, clinics and other health facilities, educational institutions, government agencies and medical vendor firms.

The entire two-year Health Information Management AAS degree program is online, except for the Professional Practice Experience II externship. Students develop skills from the hands-on externship experience in medical records management, electronic health records maintenance and medical billing and coding. For advanced credentialing, graduation qualifies them for the CCS, Certified Coding Specialist certification administered by the American Health Information Management Association.

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The Boost Program

Boost ProgramOur Student Assistance Program was created to help you effectively balance your academic and personal life by providing professional support as well as your own Personal Assistant. It will ease the stress that you may be facing due to personal issues and the pressures of academics. The Boost Program is available for online students. Click here for more information.

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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT COURSES

MODULE I   Lecture
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POFT 103 Interpersonal and Communication Skills 48 0 0 48 3.0
ENGL 101 English Composition 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE II   Lecture
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POFT 101 Computer Applications in Health Care 48 0 0 48 3.0
POFM 114 College Mathematic 48 0 0 48 3.0
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HITT 101 Introduction to Health Information Management 48 0 0 48 3.0
HPRS 101 Medical Terminology 48 0 0 48 3.0
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SCIT 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 48 0 0 48 3.0
PSYT 101 Introduction to Psychology 48 0 0 48 3.0
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SCIT 203 Anatomy and Physiology II 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 200 Introduction to Pharmacology 48 0 0 48 3.0
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PATH 114 Pathophysiology II 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 205 Electronic Health Record Management 48 0 0 48 3.0
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HITT 201 Coding I 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 290 Professional Practice Experience I 15 60 0 75 3.0
             
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HITT 209 Health Care Law and Ethics 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 210 Health Informatics 48 0 0 48 3.0
             
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HITT 211 Coding II 48 0 0 48 3.0
LTCA 206 Health Care Delivery Systems, Organization and Administration 48 0 0 48 3.0
             
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HITT 221 Coding III 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 385 Health Care Reimbursement Methlodologies 48 0 0 48 3.0
             
MODULE XI   Lecture
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HITT 220 Health Care Statisitcs 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 121 Health Care Organization and Supervision 48 0 0 48 3.0
             
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HITT 122 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement 48 0 0 48 3.0
HITT 390 Professional Practice Experience II 0 0 90 90 2.0
HITT 380 HIT Competency Review 16 0 0 16 1.0
  Total Hours/Credits 1086 60 90 1236 72
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Jobs You Can Qualify for with CHCP's Health Information Management Degree

  • Clinical Documentation Specialist
  • Outpatient/Physician Coder
  • HIM Analysts
  • Patient Information Coordinators
  • HIM/Medical Records Clerk
  • ROI Clerk
  • Medical Administrative Assistants
  • Benefits Coordinators
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Claims Processors
  • Medical Coders
  • Claims Auditors 

Professional Skills You'll Learn in CHCP's Health Information Management Program

  • Medical records management
  • Electronic health records maintenance
  • Medical coding and billing

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