Health Information Management Coursework | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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NWACC offers a technical certificate and an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management (HIM). View further information on the courses required to earn a certificate or a degree below.

NOTE: Before applying to the HIM program, you will need to have taken Anatomy and Physiology I and Math 1003.


Coursework

To pursue a technical certificate, you will take general education courses and HIM concentrated courses which totals 32 credit hours. Core course requirements total 24 with 8 additional hours in anatomy and physiology.

With a technical certificate, you will be equipped to perform medical coding by using various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, standardization and retrieval of statistical analysis.

To pursue an associate degree, you will take general education courses (20 credit hours) and HIM concentrated courses (46 credit hours) which totals 66 credit hours.

With an associate degree, you will be equipped to perform as an entry-level technician organizing and managing health information data.

NWACC offers HIM courses during the day at Bentonville, in the evening at Washington County (Springdale) or online. 

 

Academic Paths

NWACC offers a technical certificate and an Associate of Applied Science in HIM. View the courses required to obtain a certificate or degree.  

View the courses required to earn a Technical Certificate in Health Information Management

The HIM technical certificate is embedded into the college's HIM Associate of Applied Science degree program and requires acquisition of 32 credits, which all can be used toward the HIM associate degree.

NOTE: Before applying to the HIM program, you will need to have taken Anatomy and Physiology I and Math 1003.

View the courses required to earn an AAS in Health Information Management.

NOTE: Before applying to the HIM program, you will need to have taken Anatomy and Physiology I and Math 1003.

NWACC's Associate of Applied Science in HIM can be transferred to four-year institutions and be applied toward a bachelor's in HIM and a master's in informatics.

Learn more about transferring your credits by emailing healthinfomgmt@nwacc.edu