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Health Information Management

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
HIT121  Health Data Management and Delivery Systems
HIT123  Health Care Legal and Ethical Issues
BIO123  Principles of Human Structure & Function
BIO125  Medical Terminology
HIT122  Alternative Health Records & Registries
HIT124  Clinical Classification Systems I
BIO124  Human Diseases
ENG124  College Composition
BIO222  Pharmacology
MTH105  Math for Allied Health
Social Science Elective
Communications Elective

HIT221  Clinical Classification Systems II
HIT222  Healthcare Statistics and Research
HIT224  Quality Management in Healthcare
HIT226  Professional Practice Experience I/Seminar I
HIT232  Health Care Reimbursement Methodologies
ENG222  Health Information Writing
HIT223  HIM Supervision: Concepts and Practices
HIT227  Professional Practice Experience II/ Seminar II
HIT229  Health Information Systems and Technology
HIT233  Clinical Classification Systems III

TOTAL CREDITS 70

Graduates of health information management associate degree programs are known as health information technicians or Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

Registered Health Information Technicians:

  • Manage medical records and health information systems
  • Enhance the quality and uses of data within the healthcare industry
  • Instruction in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • Summarize data into useful information
  • Comply with standards and regulations regarding health information
  • Protect the privacy and security of patient health information
  • Ensure health information is complete and available to legitimate users
  • Code health information for reimbursement and research

The health information management program at Stark State College is a four-semester course of study leading to an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree. A new group of students begins each year in the fall semester.

Prospective students in the health information management program must meet specific criteria as outlined in program preapplication requirements. Fulfilling the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. You must apply and be accepted into the program to take HIT courses.

Graduates of the health information management program will be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association. Individuals who pass the examination are entitled to use the designation of registered health information technician (RHIT).

Graduates of the program may pursue a bachelor’s degree in health information management (HIM) via distance learning at the University of Toledo or pursue other HIM or related bachelor degree options.

 


The health information management program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor may not be accepted into a health program at Stark State College; may not be able to take the licensure or certification examinations; may be refused acceptance of placement by the clinical/practicum sites; or may have restrictions placed on their ability to practice. For more information, contact the dean of student services and the applicable licensure/certification board.