Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022 
    Dec 08, 2021  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022

Administrative Support Technology: Health Information Management Specialization, AAS

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Business and Office in Administrative Support Technology and a Specialization in Health Information Management.

Length: Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: The Health Information Management Specialization is designed to train health information specialists to work with health care professionals and administration to organize, analyze and preserve medical information used to evaluate patient care, diagnose and treat illnesses and substantiate reimbursement. It provides students with a unique blend of courses in information technology, business management and clinical knowledge. Students who possess an interest in studying disease and therapies but who prefer not to work in a direct patient care setting find this career very rewarding. An interest in using computers to manage data is very important.

Occupational Objectives:
Medical Insurance Coders
Medical Office Supervisor
Office Manager
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Support specialist
Medical Secretary

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology: Health Information Management Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials   MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 16

Second Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 18

Third Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 17

Fourth Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 15

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 66

1Students who possess keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.

2Humanities Electives:  ART 101 , CST 151 HUM 100 , HUM 260 MUS 121 PHI 101 PHI 220 REL 200 REL 210 REL 230  

3Social Science Electives:  ECO 201 , ECO 202 , GEO 210 ,  HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 121 , HIS 122 , PLS 211 , PLS 212 , PSY 200 , PSY 215 , PSY 216  , PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 215 , SOC 250   

4Recommend NAS 150 . Students may take BIO 141 which can substitute for the NAS 150. 

5Recommend HLT 145  can be taken.  This course is also required in the Medical Coding and Medical Transcriptionist Career Studies Certificate programs. 

6Students may take CST 110 which can substitute for the CST 126.

7HIM 253 Health Records Coding or HIM 101 Health Information Technology

8HIM 254 Advanced Coding/Reimbursement or HIM 150 Health Records Management

*This is a capstone course and should be taken the last semester.

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