Sep 23, 2023  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management Systems - Medical Coding and Billing (HIMC1)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus

Using their acquired knowledge and skills, this degree prepares students for entry-level employment in a healthcare facility as a successful coding specialist. All course grades must be a C or higher to meet completion requirements. Any courses with grades less than a C must be re-taken.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 44.5
Option Requirements: 29.0
Total credit hours required: 96.0

The following General Education courses are recommended for Medical Coding and Billing (HIMC1): Communication: ENGL 1220  and Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1220   or higher 

Option Requirements for Health Information Management Systems - Medical Coding and Billing


The degree option is an area of interest within a program. Although students may complete single or multiple options within this program, only the major degree is awarded.

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.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.


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.