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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 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: 52

General Education Core Requirements

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

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 7 credit(s)
    (Required:   AND  ; OR   AND MATH 1060 , MATH 1170  OR MATH 2170 )
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
    (Required: INFO 1120 )
  • GEN ED Group A, B, C, D or E 2 credit(s)

Subtotal: 15

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 67

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