Midland College offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and certificates in Health Information Management. The associate degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students completing the AAS are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) national certification. All specialty courses (HITT) are offered fully online.
- Medical Coding Specialist - prepares students to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This is a Level II certificate. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements apply.
- Health Data Specialist - Physician Practice - prepares students to manage the business side of healthcare in clinics and practices. This is a Level I certificate. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) completion is not required.
- Health Data Coordinator - prepares students for entry level positions managing insurance, reauthorizations, scheduling, and office positions in hospitals and clinics. This is a Level I certificate. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) completion is not required.
Admission Requirements - AAS and Medical Coding Specialist Certificate
In order to be fully admitted into the AAS or Medical Coding Specialist certificate, students must:
- Submit a Health Information Management application packet.
- Complete TSI requirements.
- Complete the following prerequisite courses with a "C" or better:
- HITT 1205, Medical Terminology I
- BCIS 1305, Business Computer Applications
- BIOL 2404, Human Anatomy and Physiology
Learn more about Health Information Management.
To speak with an advisor, contact:
Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT
Student Support Specialist, Health Information Management Program
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