2020-2021 College Catalog

Health Information Specialist- TCC

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.

Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements

 

HIMT Admissions Requirements

• Must be 16 years of age
• Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
• Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
• Required minimum scores for program admission on Placement Exam.
• Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services.

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

Curriculum

 

Occupational Courses- 10 Hours

ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences

2

HIMT 1100Intro. to Health Info. Tech.

3

HIMT 1200Legal Aspects of Healthcare

3

HIMT 1250Health Record Cont &Structure

2

Total Credit Hours:10

Minimum Program Length in Semester Term: 1

Estimated Program Cost: $ 2,389