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Requirements

The following process is to be followed for students wishing to pursue the HIMT Associate's Degree or the Medical Coding Certificate.

These requirements must be completed prior to acceptance into the HIMT Associate's Degree program or the Medical Coding Certificate program for Autumn Semester 2015

  • Complete the COMPASS test
  • High school graduate or GED equivalency
  • Placement into ENGL 1100 Beginning Composition
  • Placement into STAT 1350 or completion of MATH 1030 or MATH 1050
  • Completion of the Health Information Management Technician Certificate by the end of Spring Semester. Courses may be in progress at the time of application.
Semester 1   CR
CSCI 1001 Computer Fundamentals 2
HIMT 1111 Introduction to Health Information Management 3
HIMT 1135 Health Data Managment 3
HIMT 1133 Legal Aspects of HIM 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 10
Semester 2   CR
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology 2
HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS: 17

Students completing the HIM Technician Certificate with a final grade of "C" or higher in each of the courses will be eligible to apply to continue on to complete the HIMT Associate's Degree program or the Medical Coding Certificate program.

Health Data Analyst Certificate - Post HIMT Degree Admission Requirements: Completion of HIMT Associate's Degree program with a GPA 2.5 or higher or must possess RHIT or RHIA certification credential.

Note: Seats are limited in the HIMT programs. Applicants meeting program requirements by the end of Spring semester are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all programs are full. Submission of an application does not guarantee your admission into the HIMT program. The online application for the HIMT Associate's Degree program and the Medical Coding Certificate program will be available from October 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. Once accepted in HIMT, students are required to complete and pass a drug screen and background check at the student's expense. If a students does not pass the drug screen or background check, his/her acceptance to the HIMT Associate's Degree program or the Medical Coding Certificate program will be revoked.

Information About HIMT Courses

For more information about HIMT courses go to Program Information. The published plan of study assumes an autumn semester start date for semester one. Starting the program in any other semester will require an alternate plan of study that will extend the time to complete the program.

Please note that although all HIMT programs are primarily web-based, students are required to come to campus for proctored tests and occasional class meetings.

Students are also required to attend professional practice experiences (PPE) throughout the semester at assigned healthcare facilities if they are enrolled in either the HIMT degree program or the Medical Coding Certificate program. The PPEs for the HIMT degree are HIMT 2870 and HIMT 2930. The PPE for the Medical Coding Certificate is HIMT 2930.

HIMT 2870 and HIMT 2930 require you to spend time (typically day-time business hours, NO weekends, NO evenings) at area healthcare facilities for "hand-on" practical experience.

If you would like additional information regarding one of the HIMT Programs, please send an e-mail to himt@cscc.edu