2021-2022 College Catalog

Health Information Systems TCC

Health Information Systems TCC (Major Code: HI71)

Program Description

Health Information Technicians organize and maintain health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients' medical and treatment histories. The Health Information Systems Certificate program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to support installing, using and maintaining electronic health records. Program graduates will be prepared to organize and maintain health information data.

Career Information

Occupation

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 22.3% nationally and 26.5% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $35,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually. 

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

HIMT Admissions Requirements

• Must be 18 years of age
• Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
• Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, Language, and Math
• Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services and HIMT Program Advisor
• Maximum transfer credits to accept from other approved institutions of higher education is 25%.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Aletta Spence, MHA, RHIA, CCS
Health Information Management Technology
Program Director
404.225.4465
aspence@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 terms
Program Credit Hours: 24
Estimated Program Cost: $4.584

Course Outline

 

General Education Courses (6 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

Select One of the Following- 3 hours

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Or

MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts

3

Or

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Occupational Courses (18 Credits)

CIST 1200Database Management

4

CIST 1305Program Design and Development

3

HIMT 1100Introduction to Health Information Technology

3

HIMT 1200Legal Aspects of Healthcare

3

HIMT 1250Health Record Content and Structure

2

HIMT 2150Healthcare Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours: 24

 

Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to maintain systems in clinical and public health settings, including patching and upgrading software.
2. Graduates will be able to interact with end users to diagnose IT problems and implement solutions.
3. Graduates will be able to document IT problems and evaluate the effectiveness of problem resolution.
4. Graduates will be able to support systems security and standards.

Note: This Program is Not Currently Eligible for Federal Financial Aid