Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Health Information Management (online), AAS

Length: 92 credits

Program Prerequisites: 12 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost for Program: $19,992 

  • Resident Tuition: $12,190*
  • Technology Fees: $1,196
  • General Student Fees: $813 **
  • Online Course Fee: $920 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $3,324 (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: $2,273 

  • Resident Tuition: $1,590*
  • Technology Fees: $156
  • General Student Fees: $407** 
  • Online Course Fee: $120 (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at  https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition

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.

Term-by-Term Plan

These plans should be used in accordance with myGradPlan, which is the audit tool for degree programs and awards. Please make sure to consult your academic advisor and always check myGradPlan and catalog degree requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program, which can be completed entirely online, is to prepare individuals to work in the field of health information management (HIM). HIM is a diverse yet evolving field that incorporates medicine, management, finance, information technology and law into one dynamic career path. Graduates will be prepared to manage paper and electronic medical records, collect, aggregate, analyze, summarize and disseminate individual and aggregate clinical data. HIM professionals also protect and control the security and quality of records as well as supervise data entry and technical maintenance personnel. The HIM program includes instruction in: clinical and biomedical science data and information requirements; database management; data coding and validation; information security; quality control; health information content and structure; medical business procedures; legal requirements, as well as HIM professional standards.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Apply critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and effective inter-professional communication skills related to health information management
PLO 2 - Apply principles of healthcare privacy, confidentiality, legal, ethical issues and data security
PLO 3 - Apply quantitative and qualitative methodologies to process healthcare information
PLO 4 - Demonstrate knowledge of dynamic healthcare delivery systems and regulatory environments
PLO 5 - Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare billing, coding and reimbursement policies
PLO 6 - Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare terminology and medical conditions
PLO 7 - Evaluate, use, and integrate information technology to support medical decision making and processes
PLO 8 - Demonstrate the application of information technology in the HIM environment
PLO 9 - Demonstrate the principles of leadership and management in the HIM environment

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 https://www.lanecc.edu/programs-academics/areas-study/health-medical-and-fitness/health-information-management/health-information-management

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


  • This is the parent program for Health Information Management: Medical Coding (online), CPC .
  • This program follows the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Students can take all Program Core courses prior to admission except COOP 206 HIM 222 , HIM 270 , HIM 271 , HIM 273 , and HIM 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.
  • Coding and Reimbursement classes (HIM 114 HIM 270 , HIM 271 HIM 273 , and HIM 222 ) 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 C or higher 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 (koenigm@lanecc.edu), Bldg. 11/244, 541-463-5818.
  • Cooperative Education is required for students to earn their HIM AAS degree. Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits (108 hours) of on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make professional contacts for the future. 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, have their coop requirements met, and have instructor approval prior to registering. 


The Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).