Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Health Information Management (online), 1-yr Certificate

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Length: Program 45 credits

Program Prerequisites: 21 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost for Program: $10,702 

  • Resident Tuition: $5,963*
  • Technology Fees: $585
  • General Student Fees: $ 407**
  • Online Course Fee: $450 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,649 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $149 (application fee, background check, drug/alcohol screening, American Data Bank-COMPLIO account)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $1,500 *** (if applicable for computer/internet)

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $3,537

  • Resident Tuition: $2,783*
  • Technology Fees: $273
  • General Student Fees: $271 **
  • Online Course Fee: $210 (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program, which can be completed entirely online, is to prepare graduates for entry-level careers in medical records, health information management, and medical billing. Health Information Technicians organize and manage demographic, coded, and billing data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. They communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information as needed to meet billing, payment, and regulatory requirements. Health Record Technicians may assist with implementing and supporting electronic health records (EHR) software usability

Student who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Demonstrate ability to organize, input, process, analyze, secure, and distribute healthcare information
PLO 2 - Demonstrate the organization, analysis, and evaluation of health record content for completeness and accuracy
PLO 3 - Demonstrate knowledge of abstracting health records and assigning standardized codes to diagnoses and procedures to accurately meet reporting needs and processing claims for insurance reimbursement
PLO 4 - Apply principles of healthcare privacy, confidentiality, legal, ethical issues and data security
PLO 5 - Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare terminology and medical conditions
PLO 6 - Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and regulatory environments
PLO 7 - Demonstrate knowledge of utilizing library and valid internet resources for research, projects, and to maintain a level of expertise in his or her field of study
PLO 8 - Apply critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and effective inter-professional communication skills related to health information management

Admission Information

Students are admitted three times per year (fall, winter, and spring terms). Admission is restricted and is based on a program application. Please see the admissions and application information at

Program Requirements


Prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.

The following courses must be completed prior to applying for the Health Information Management program.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. HIM 280  may be used to meet the Cooperative Education requirement. 

Program Electives

Electives courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Program Elective (4 credits):

If using WR 121  to complete a program prerequisite, please complete an additional course from the list above. 


  • This is the parent program for the Health Information Management: Basic Health Care, CPC .
  • This program follows the Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Students can take all HIM program courses prior to admission except COOP 206 , HIM 222 , and HIT 280 .
  • All program prerequisites with the subject prefix CIS, CS, and HP must be completed no more than five years prior to HIM program acceptance. The prerequisites with CIS, CS, and HP prefixes can possibly be waived with current work experience in an HIM related field.
  • All program prerequisites can be completed online.
  • HIM 222 - Reimbursement Methodologies  must be completed within five years of the start of the governing catalog.
  • Students who have completed the Health Information Management: Medical Coding (online), CPC  may use the HIM coding sequence (HIM 270 , HIM 271 , and HIM 273 ) plus one Computer Literacy course (CIS 101 , or CS 120 ) to meet the HIM 114 - Introduction to Medical Coding  requirement. See your Academic Advising team or Program Coordinator for more details about course substitutions and/or waivers.
  • Completion of BI 231 , BI 232 , and BI 233  with a letter grade of C or better is an acceptable equivalent for HP 150  and HP 152 .
  • BT 120 - MS WORD for Business  can be used to meet the Computer Literacy requirement if completed prior to Summer 2020 (when the program’s prerequisites changed).
  • Students who do not meet reading and/or math requirements may apply to PASS Lane Summer programming for alternative admission process. PASS Lane contact is Marcia Koenig (, Bldg. 11/244, 541-463-5818.
  • Cooperative Education is required for students to earn their HIM Certificate(s) and /or AAS HIM degree. Students must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours of on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Work schedules and work sites vary. Students are required to be admitted into the HIM Program, complete a minimum of two thirds of their program coursework and have their coop requirements met, and instructor approval prior to registering. 

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