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  Florida Community College 2003-04 Programs of Study
  Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science
  Health Information Management (2277)
  Health information management is concerned with the management of systems to collect, store, process, retrieve, analyze, disseminate and communicate information related to the research, planning, provision, financing and evaluation of health care services. Graduates of this program are known as health information technicians. Entry-level health information technicians may be employed in a variety of settings. Some of the common job titles include: coder, supervisor and medical record technician. Opportunities for practice include physician's office settings, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, ambulatory settings, federal health care agencies, behavioral health care organizations, insurance companies and acute care hospitals. For additional information about the health information management profession, call, write or e-mail: American Health Information Management Association, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5519, (312) 233-1090, www.ahima.org.
  Expected Job Growth: One of the top ten "growth" professions.
  Starting or Average Salary: Starting: $24,500
  Certification and Licensing:
Graduates are eligible to take the national examination to become a registered health information technician.
The health information management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Council on Accreditation of AHIMA.
  General Courses
  ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
  BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
    OR MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra (4)
  *Humanities (3)
  SOP 1002 Human Relations (3)
  Credit Hours: 16
  Professional Courses:
  HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (3)
  BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications (3)
  OST 1581 Professional Development in the Work Environment (3)
  HIM 1300 Health Care Delivery Systems (2)
  HIM 1433 Pathophysiology I (2)
  HIM 1110 Health Data Concepts (2)
  HIM 1260 Health Insurance Billing (2)
  HIM 1224 ICD 9-CDM Coding and Lab (3)
  HIM 1436 Pathophysiology II (2)
  HIM 1800 Professional Practice Experience (PPE) I (2)
  HIM 2012 Health Law (3)
  HIM 1253 CPT Coding and Lab (3)
  HIM 2211 Information Systems for HIM (2)
  HIM 2214 Health Data Management (2)
  HIM 2260C Advanced Coding and Classification (3)
  HIM 2810 Professional Practice Experience (PPE) II (2)
  HIM 2500 Quality Management (2)
  HIM 2304 Supervision and Organizational Life (3)
  HIM 2820 Professional Practice Experience (PPE) III (3)
  Credit Hours: 51
  Total Credit Hours: 67
  *Refer to General Education Requirements
  *Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
  Note: You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.
  Application Procedures:
Admission to this program is limited and is based on completion of specific prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. Students may find it difficult to work during the professional phase of the program due to clinical demands. Students may not take the responsibility of qualified staff. However, after demonstrating proficiency, students may be permitted to undertake certain defined activities with appropriate supervision and direction. Students may be employed in the field of study outside regular educational hours paid and subject to standard employer policies.
1. Applicants must be accepted for admission to Florida Community College and currently enrolled, or a former student of Florida Community College
2. Applicants must complete, with a C or better BSC 2085C, MAT 1033 or MAC 1105, CGS 1570 and ENC 1101
3. Applicants must have CPTS (College Placement Test Scores)
4. Applicants must submit completed HIM program application by the deadline
  Total Tuition and Fees:
  Estimated tuition is $4,000 (for Florida residents as of 7/03)

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