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Health Information Management Systems - Medical Office Management (HIMO1)

Location(s): Online

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Health Professions


This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform the duties needed in the supervision of medical office staff.

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
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.0


Recommended Curriculum Plan


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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.


General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: ENGL 1220 or COMS 1000
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1220 or higher
  • Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: INFO 1001*

*Students need to know the basics of Microsoft applications. If students have experience in using various Microsoft applications, then a different course in the Professionalism, Life Skills and Info Literacy can be taken. 


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

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 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*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 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Health Information Management Systems - Medical Office Management (HIMO1)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing medical terminology relating to anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical procedures, spelling, and pronunciation.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of health data technology and applications as it relates to current interoperability standards. 
  3. Display effective communications, teamwork, multicultural issues, human relations skills, and HIPAA compliance.
  4. Exhibit information literacy and research competency.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving and critical-thinking strategies utilizing acquired HIMS methodology and mathematical analysis.
  6. Illustrate proficiency of the skills needed to understand business processes and work flow that are common in the daily operations of a medical facility or office.
  7. The students in this program will be prepared to seek employment after successful completion of their internships as medical office professionals.

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