Health Information Management Coursework: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Achieve Success with a HIM Technical Certificate


As a Health Information Management (HIM) medical coder, you'll learn to organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.

Coders use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, standardization, and retrieval of statistical analysis.

Medical coding involves assigning alphanumeric and numeric digits to corresponding descriptions of patient diagnoses and treatments.


The total combined concentrated courses and the general education courses accumulate to a total of a 32 hour Technical Certificate.  Core course requirements total 24 with 8 additional hours in Anatomy and Physiology.  Before enrolling into coding courses students are required to have Anatomy and Physiology I completed.  Anatomy and Physiology II, Disease Pathology and Medical Terminology are co-requisites.

BIOL 2214 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2224 Anatomy and Physiology II

HIM 1133 Health Data Content
HIM 1403 Med Term for Health Sciences
HIM 1123 Electronic Health Records
HIM 1213 Disease Pathology
HIM 2243 ICD 10 CM/PCS Coding *
HIM 2423 Procedure Coding CPT *
HIM 2433 Healthcare Information Systems
HIM 2543 Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement *

Technical Certificate

Technical Certificate in Health Information Management Coding