Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Health Information Management (online), AAS

Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program prerequisites: 21 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $15,249

  • Books/Course Materials - $2,100
  • Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals - $450
  • Computers/Internet Service - $1,500
  • Technology Fees - $54
  • Online Course Fees - $525
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $11,199

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at

Term-by-Term Course Plan

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:

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

Program Requirements


Preqrequisites 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.

General Education

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

Human Relations (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

General Education (3 credits) - Complete 3 credits from any of the following:

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 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 prefixes CIS, CS and HP must be completed no more than five years prior to HIM program acceptance.
  • All program prerequisites can be completed online.
  • Coding and Reimbursement classes (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 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 2020-21.
  • 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 (, 541.463.5818, Bldng 11/244.
  • Cooperative Education is required for students to earn their HIM AAS 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, have their coop requirements met, and have instructor approval prior to registering. Contact the HIM Cooperative Education Coordinator, Shelley Williams, Room 210, Bldg. 30, 541.463.5182


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