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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with a diverse blend of course work in administrative technology and information management.  Students interested in medical coding, health iCAHIMM Logonformation regulations, and computer applications in the healthcare setting will find this career track rewarding.

Students can sit for various credentialing exams, such as the CCS or CPC. Students are eligible to sit for the RHIT. This does not imply a guarantee. 

Accreditation Statement:

The Health Information Management accreditor of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030.


The mission of the Health Information Management (HIM) program is to educate and prepare professionals for a successful career in the HIM field. The knowledge provided will allow graduates to enhance health care delivery in the area improving not only the quality of life for our service area but the economic development as well.

Program Outcomes

  • Summarize medical terminology, systems of classification, and methods of reimbursement commonly used in the health Information Management field.
  • Explain legal and ethical concerns related to confidentiality, security, and privacy issues in Health Information Management.
  • Compute best practice quantitative solutions related to health information statistics, financial management, and accounting standards.
  • Examine compliance issues related to government regulations, licensure, and certification requirements.
  • Compare and contrast essentials of leadership across business functions.


Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management

General Education Core 19
HIM Core 41
Total Credit Hours Required 60

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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