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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College 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: This degree is available online

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Subtotal: 56

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates 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. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0930 Practical Math OR MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.
  3. Completing a 1000-level MATH or ENGL course with a D or above.

General Education Core Requirements

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

Subtotal: 15

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 71

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