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Health Information Management Systems


The certificate provides the necessary skills to perform successfully in entry-level administrative positions in the healthcare field. These support skills cover managing day-to-day medical office operations, understanding legal and ethical issues in healthcare operations, HIPAA, customer service, professionalism, and computer fundamentals customized for medical offices. Once the student has completed the certificate, they can continue classes in the HIMS program toward the Diploma or Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management Systems. Students in the HIMS Program will be required to have a ‘C’ grade or better in the HIMS coursework.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 17 Credit Hours.


Recommended Core Courses


17 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BSAD 1005 Investing in Strengths 1
BSAD 2050 Business Communications 3
HIMS 1000 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
HIMS 1025 Medical Office Procedures 2
HIMS 1220 Structure and Function of the Human Body 3
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office 3

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