Nov 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Data and Information Management (HDIAS)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Online

Graduates of the Health Data and Information Management (HDIM) program are prepared to work in health information management (HIM) in organizations that create, manage, and utilize health information. Their roles range from clinical coder, data analyst, and cancer registrar to electronic health record specialist. The program combines online instruction, online practical activities, and an in-person practicum experience to prepare students for entry-level employment in the health information management field. Graduates are prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited health information management college or university.

The HDIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

All required classes for the HDIAS degree must have a grade of C or better to graduate from the program.

Prior to acceptance into the program, students must complete English Level I, Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness, and Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy general education requirements.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 60.5
Other Requirements: 21.0-21.5
Total credit hours required: 104 - 104.5

The following General Education course is required for Health Data & Information Management (HDIAS): Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1410  

Major Requirements for Health Data and Information Management

Students must be accepted into the HDIM Program to be enrolled in the program major requirements. If unable to start the HDIM program right away, students can start working on the other program requirements. All courses that do not have an HDIM or HITP prefix, with the exception of HDIM 1001 , can be taken before acceptance into the HDIM program. Prerequisites and the application process can be found at


The HDIM program has special admission requirements. Visit the HDIM web page at for the application packet and information. Direct questions to the director of the HDIM Program at

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.