Health Information Management, Associate in Applied Science

Health Information Management, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

Health Information Management (HIM), Associate in Applied Science, program provides students with the technical skills and knowledge required to provide reliable and valid information essential to the health care industry. Health Information Management professionals may practice in health care, health information systems industry, health information management education programs, health finance and billing services, and in health information standards and policy development. Practices connect clinical, operational, and administrative functions in health care. Health Information Management professionals work on classification of diseases and interventions to ensure standardization for use in clinical settings.

This program prepares health information students to support health information management in an electronic environment (e-HIM) and adheres to the American Health Information Management Association’s Framework for HIM education. This program offers a Data Management (DM) Track where students learn how to evaluate data sets for compliance with governance standards and a Revenue Management (RM) Track where students learn how to evaluate revenue cycle processes. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. verify the quality of medical/health records for completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
  2. explain legal regulations for the management, control, and disclosure of protected health information.
  3. analyze data sets.
  4. evaluate revenue cycle management processes.
  5. analyze policies and procedures related to health information management to ensure medical, legal, and ethical compliance.
  6. implement leadership, management, and decision making skills related to the health information management profession.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on our website: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/missouri-civics-exam.aspx.  

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
COM 101Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3
MTH 180Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110) (or MTH 180S)3
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
XXX xxxCORE 42 Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3
Foundation Courses
BIO 215Human Body Systems5
HIM 101Medical Terminology and Language3
HIM 102Electronic Health Management2
HIM 103Human Diseases and Pharmacology 3
Area of Concentration
HIM 200Data Structure, Content, and Governance of Health Information5
HIM 202Access, Use, Disclosure, Privacy and Security Protection of Health Information5
HIM 205Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use of Health Information5
HIM 204Health Law Compliance5
HIM 203Revenue Cycle Management5
HIM 209Organizational Management Leadership5
HIM 210Professional Practice Experience2
Total Credit Hours60

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on our website: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/missouri-civics-exam.aspx.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2022, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 215 Human Body Systems5Reading Proficiency
HIM 102 Electronic Health Management2Reading Proficiency
HIM 101 Medical Terminology and Language3Reading Proficiency
HIM 103 Human Diseases and Pharmacology3Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIO 215 and HIM 102, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HIM 200 Data Structure, Content, and Governance of Health Information5HIM 101, HIM 102, HIM 103, and Reading Proficiency
HIM 202 Access, Use, Disclosure, Privacy and Security Protection of Health Information5HIM 101, HIM 102, HIM 103, and Reading Proficiency
XXXxxxSocial & Behavioral Science Course with MOTR Designation3  
Credit Hours13
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in ENG 070
HIM 203 Revenue Cycle Management5HIM 202 and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HIM 204 Health Law Compliance5HIM 203 and Reading Proficiency
HIM 205 Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use of Health Information5Reading Proficiency
MTH 180 Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110) (or MTH 180S or higher)3Satisfactory scores on placement test, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
XXXxxxSocial & Behavioral Science: Civics Requirement3  
HIM 209 Organizational Management Leadership5Reading Proficiency
HIM 210 Professional Practice Experience2Department approval and Reading ProficiencyPermission of Program Coordinator
Credit Hours13
Total Credit Hours60

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.