2020-2021 College Catalog

Health Information Specialist TCC

Health Information Specialist TCC (Program Code: HMC1)

Program Description

The Health Information Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit certificate incorporates the education needed to orient a student toward Health information while at the same time preparing the student to perform the basic skills and knowledge needed to properly handle and prepare protected health data according to state and federal guidelines from initial contact until and after the patient is discharged from any type of healthcare facility.

Career Information


Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialist

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 18.4% nationally and 22.2% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $30,000 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

- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services and HIMT Program Director.
- Must ensure that transfer courses from other approved institutions of higher education are no more than five (5) years old; these include MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114,        BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090, and (CAHIIM) HIMT occupational courses.
- Maximum transfer credits to accept from other approved institutions of higher education is 25%.
- Entrance to the Health Information Management Technology Degree program requires student to have a CGPA 2.5 minimum.
- A signed document acknowledging that the commission of a felony before or during their enrollment in this program may prevent or impede graduates from obtaining certification as a Health Information Technician and that they may be required to complete drug testing and/or background checks at their own expense prior to participating in practicums or clinical activities.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 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

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 term
Program Credit Hours: 10
Estimated Program Cost: $2,389

Course Outline


Occupational Courses

ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences


HIMT 1100Intro. to Health Info. Tech.


HIMT 1200Legal Aspects of Healthcare


HIMT 1250Health Record Cont &Structure


Total Credit Hours: 10


Program Outcomes

1. Orientation

2. Health Data

3. Legal System

4. Health Record