This is the parent program for the Basic Health Care, CPC
Total Program Credits: 47-48
Total Program Prerequisites: 24 credits
Estimated Program Length: One year
Offered by the Health Professions Division, 541.463.5617
Certificate of Completion Requirements
Program Coordinator Shelley K. Williams, BA, RN, RHIT, 541.463.5182, williamSSK@lanecc.edu
Purpose This certificate can be earned completely online. Prepares 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
Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this certificate, the student will:
- Demonstrate ability to organize, input, process, analyze, secure, and distribute healthcare information.
- Demonstrate the organization, analysis, and evaluation of health record content for completeness and accuracy.
- 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.
- Apply principles of healthcare privacy, confidentiality, legal, ethical issues and data security.
- Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare terminology and medical conditions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and regulatory environments.
- 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.
- Apply critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and effective inter-professional communication skills related to health information management.
Admission Information Consult lanecc.edu/hp/him
Advising Contact HIMProgram@lanecc.edu
Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op 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. 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 and have their coop requirements met, and instructor approval prior to registering. Contact the HIM Cooperative Education Coordinator, Shelley Williams, Room 210, Bldg. 30, 541.463.5182.
Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022
Career Pathways Roadmap
Lane County: 9
Lane County hourly average - $20.28; annual average - $42,197
Oregon hourly average - $21.69; annual average - $45,115
Estimated Program Cost
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*This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program. These fees and other course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.
- Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
- If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
- Students can take all HIM program courses prior to admission except COOP 206 , BT 206 , and HIM 280 .
- All program prerequisites with the subject prefix BT, CIS, CS, and HO must be completed no more than five years prior to HIM program acceptance.
- All program prerequisites can be completed online.
- HIM 222 - Reimbursement Methodologies must be completed within five years of the start of the governing catalog.
- For students who completed the Medical Coding Career Pathway Certificate, the HIM coding sequence (HIM 270 , HIM 271 , and HIM 273 ) plus one prerequisite computer literacy course (BT 120 , CIS 101 , or CS 120 ) may be substituted for HIM 114 - Introduction to Medical Coding .
- Completion of BI 231 , BI 232 , and BI 233 with a letter grade of C or better is an acceptable equivalent for HO 150 and HO 152 .
- BA 278 - Leadership and Team Dynamics with a letter grade of C or better (P/NP not accepted) is required for the AAS: Health Information Management degree. Students planning to pursue the AAS should take BA 278 to meet the Human Relations requirement.