Health Information Management Services

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in health information management services through Central Community College. The courses listed below can be completed through Northeast Community College. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 34 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 18 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
NURS 1220 Structure and Function of the Human Body
Provides fundamental knowledge of the normal structure and functions of the cell, tissues, organs, organ systems and interrelationship among those systems.
3
NURS 1400 Disease Conditions
This course provides basic information about common medical conditions. The text focuses on human diseases that are frequently first diagnosed or treated in the medical office setting. Each entry considers what the disease is, how the health care provider might diagnose and treat the disease and the likely consequences of the disease for the person experiencing it.
3
OFFT 1710 Introduction to Anatomy
Designed to give students knowledge and understanding of the body systems. Provides a conceptual framework and foundation for further study.
3
OFFT 1740 Advanced Medical Terminology
This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of medical terminology. It is organized according to body systems. Each chapter begins with structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to the specialties, pathology, and diagnostic and treatment procedures that follow.
3
OFFT 2010 ICD Coding
International Classification of Diseases is a statistical classification system to categorize diseases and injuries for insurance claims. Every medical record coder must understand the basic principles behind a disease classification system in order to code effectively and appropriately.
3
OFFT 2020 CPT Coding
Facilities may use CPT, Current Procedural Terminology, for coding some outpatient services. Insurers pay doctors on a fee for service basis. Procedure codes are quick abbreviations for medical services.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics
Study of modern methods and procedures used in effective human relations and ethics including information on the following: definition and history of human relations, ethics, diversity, self-esteem, motivation, communication and personality styles, conflict management and resolution, and team building and rapport as well as self expression and effective listening skills.
3

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Must earn a C or better
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra
Development of the real numbers as a working replacement set for equations and expressions. Main emphasis is placed on algebraic operations related to polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, exponential expressions, and logarithmic expressions. Concepts of relations and functions are introduced allowing for further study in math.
4

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of the Microsoft Office suite.
3

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Must earn a C or better
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.
3

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