Health Information Management Certificate

Program Advisor: Frank Schickor

The Health Information Management Certificate is designed for students with a background in medical coding that look towards expanding their knowledge and skill set to qualify for higher level positions in the Health Information Management field. This program will prepare students to sit for the CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) examination. In addition to serving as a valuable careers-building credential, this program also allows students continuation in the Health Information Management option of BCC’s Business Careers Associate’s Degree Program.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of ICD and CPT coding systems
  • Demonstrate computer skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system,health care reimbursement and health occupations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of
  • Disease process in relationship to the human body, including pharmacology
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with members of the health care provider team
  • Be eligible to take the CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) credentialing exam which will qualify a student for a mid- level coding position in health care facilities and/or provider clinics and offices


Program 23 Credits
AHS 115 Fundamentals of Human Disease 3
AHS 121 Essentials of Pharmacology 3
BIO 150 Introduction to the Human Body 4
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy. 4
ENG 101 Composition I 3
HIM 106 Medical Coding II 3
HIM 132 Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Additional As Shown
Demonstrated College-level Skills in Reading and Writing  
Minimum Cumulative Average Overall 2.000
Minimum Cumulative Average in Program 2.000

For information about typical program costs, student loan debt, graduation rates, and jobs associated with this program, read the Gainful Employment Disclosure