Academics

    HIM

    HIM 103 Introduction to Health Information and Coding (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite: BIO 110 or BIO 112
    This course focuses on the principles of health information management and explores basic concepts in diagnostic and procedural coding and classification systems.

    HIM 110  Health Information Science I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Admission to HIM Phase II
    This course provides an in-depth study of the content, storage, retrieval, control and retention of health information systems.

    HIM 115  Medical Records & the Law  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course provides an introduction to the study of laws applicable to the health care field with emphasis in health information practices.

    HIM 120  Health Information Science II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course covers quality assurance and health information management.

    HIM 130 Billing and Reimbursement (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: HIM 110
    This course provides an introduction to medical insurance billing and reimbursement practices with emphasis on the primary payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. The revenue cycle management practices and terminology is introduced.

    HIM 135  Medical Pathology  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course is a study of disease process classification of disease, including signs and symptoms, systems affected by disease, diagnostic measures, types of treatment, including surgical and/or chemical intervention and terminology.

    HIM 141 Current Procedural Terminology II (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  HIM 110
    This course provides an intermediate study of the CPT and HCPCS coding and classification systems with respect to surgical outpatient facilities and hospitals.

    HIM 163  Supervised Clinical Practice I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course includes correlation of didactic and laboratory experiences with clinical experiences in various health care facilities..

    HIM 164  Supervised Clinical Practice II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  HIM 163
    This course includes clinical experience in the technical aspects of health information management.

    HIM 215  Registries and Statistics  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course includes a study of vital and health care statistics and registries in health information systems.

    HIM 216  Coding and Classification I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  HIM 110
    This course includes a study of disease and procedural coding and classification systems.

    HIM 225  Coding and Classification II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 216
    This course provides a study of advanced coding and classification systems. 

    HIM 227  Senior Professional Competencies  (3-0-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  HIM 225
    Co-requisite:  HIM 164
    This capstone course is designed to promote interactive discussion related to the HIM profession to include career issues and opportunities. The course includes specific projects and capstone competencies in a mock testing environment.

    HIM 265  Supervisory Principles  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course covers principles of authority/responsibility, delegation and effective communication, organization charts, job descriptions, policies and procedures, employee motivation, discipline, and performance evaluation in health information management.

    HIM 266  Computers in Health Care  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  HIM 110
    This course covers hardware and software components of computers for medical record applications, methods of controlling accuracy and security of data in computer systems, record linkage, and data sharing concepts.