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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology AAS Degree

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For more information please see the Health Information Management Services Program Overview .


Through a mixture of general education, professional course work, and professional practice at local health care facilities, students gain the knowledge and skills required to collect analyze, and utilize health data essential to the health-care industry.

The degree will prepare health information technicians to master the entry-level competencies defined by the American Health Information Management Association, which are nationally accepted standards of practitioner roles and functions.

The HIMS program at CCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students who graduate with the Associate of Applied Science degree in HIMS, will be eligible to take the national qualifying examination required for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Note: Degree available online

Subtotal: 58

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. They can meet the requirement by:
Note: Scores for specific health program admission may vary from the scores listed. Please see the program director for more specific information.

   1. Scores from MAP testing -
    a. Math - COMPASS Pre-Algebra 49 or above*
    b. Writing - COMPASS 62 or above*
    c. Reading - COMPASS 76 or above*
    *or equivalent ACT or ASSET score
  2. Completion with a C or above
    a. Math - MATH 0980
    b. Reading & Writing - ENGL 0970

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will complete:

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
    (Required:  )
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 7 credit(s)
    (Required:  ,  ,  )
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 5 credit(s)
    (Required: INFO 1120 ,  )

Subtotal: 15

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 73

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