Academic Catalog

Information Management and Systems Accredited Concentration in Health Information Management, Bachelor of Arts

Students who have received an associate degree from an accredited health information management program and hold the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification (or pass the registry exam within six months of entrance into this program) may enroll in the accredited health information management program. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students must complete a separate application, provide a written sample, and interview with the program director prior to entry in the program. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. This program prepares students for management careers in health information systems, electronic medical records, and insurance coding.

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3-4
College Algebra
Calculus for Management and Social Sciences
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Calculus I
Calculus II
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Chemistry and Society
and Chemistry and Society Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Math, Logic and/or Nat. Science:
Select one Natural Science course of the following:3
Descriptive Astronomy
Foundations of Human Physiology
Genetics and Society
Human Biology and Society
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Science
Chemistry and Society
Introduction to Physical Geography
Introduction to Weather and Climate
Natural Disasters
Geology of the Southeast
Introduction to Physical Science
Select one of the following:3
Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following: 3
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 13
American Sign Language I
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory German I
Introductory German II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences:
Select one of the following:3
Understanding Other Cultures
Introduction to African American Studies
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
General Education Electives:
Select any approved general education course or courses6
Major Requirements 2
Information Technology Core
INFO U303Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms3
Networking Technology:
INFO U315Networking Technology3
INFO U415E-Commerce & the Internet3
Database Technology:
INFO U325Fundamentals of Relational Database Management Systems3
INFO U421Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems Technology3
IT Management:
INFO U441IT Project Management3
INFO U450Executive IT Management3
Technical Electives 2
Select three of the following:9
Concepts of Information Management and Systems
Microcomputer Organization
Social Informatics
Technical Presentation and Communication
Systematic Innovation
Web Page Construction
Healthcare Quality Improvement
Public Policy Trends in Health Informatics
Healthcare Finance
HIM Concentration Core (Required) 2
Health Informatics
HIMS U201Understanding Healthcare Organizations3
HIMS U250Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration3
HIMS U301Health Informatics and Information Systems Applications3
HIMS U302Healthcare Data Management and Information Governance3
HIMS U412Legal Aspects of Health Information Management3
HIMS U413Healthcare Technology and the Electronic Health Record4
HIMS U417Information Privacy and Security3
HIMS U450Healthcare Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
Capstone Courses
HIMS U498Practicum in Healthcare Information Management3
HIMS U499Senior Seminar in Healthcare Information Management3
HIM Electives 2
Select 18 credits18
Total Hours121-122

The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.


A minimum grade of C is required.