This program provides students with a diverse blend of course work in administrative technology and information management. Students interested in medical coding, health information regulations, and computer applications in the healthcare setting will find this career track rewarding. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for certifying examinations.
The BRCTC HIM Program is committed to providing HIM students with a meaningful and relevant learning environment in the field of Health Information Management. Our goal is to graduate competent health information management professionals for the healthcare workforce. The program follows the guidelines set forth by the Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Blue Ridge Community and Technical College mission, and the Advisory Committee for the Health Information Management Program.
HIM Mission statement
The mission of the Department of Health Information Management (HIM) 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.
Policy of Nondiscrimination
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides opportunity to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty, and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, sex, sexual preference, religion, age, national origin, or disability. The College neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, financial status, veteran status, or disability, as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is required by Section 904, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, not to deny admission on the ground of blindness or severely impaired vision; by 45 CFR 84, Subpart E, Section 84.42, and by Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, nor to deny admission on basis of handicap; by 45 CFR 90, 91 not to discriminate on basis of age; and by 45 CFR 86, Subpart C, Section 86.21, not to deny admission on basis of sex. By Title Vl of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, West Virginia Human Rights Act, Title IX (Education Amendments of 1972), Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American with Disabilities Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. Please visit the college website for more in-depth information pertaining to disability services at http://www.blueridgectc.edu/current-students/student-services/disability-support-services.
The Associate Degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).