Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
The mission of Gordon State College’s Health Information Management program (HIM) is to provide students with a quality education, a desire to learn, and the knowledge and skills required by entry-level health information informatics management professionals in health care environments.
The Bachelor of Science with major in Health Information Management degree prepares the student for a professional career as a member of the health care team. The HIM professional is responsible for obtaining statistical information, maintaining the confidentiality of the medical record, and maintaining compliance in all medical code assignments. As a health care professional, the HIM professional is required to adhere to the code of ethics as set for by the American Health Information Management Association.
HIM classes are taught in state-of the art facilities by highly qualified professors. The Gordon State College Health Information Management program is designed to prepare the graduate with the skills necessary for work in a variety of settings.
|Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management|
|Area A-E and G||42-46 semester hours|
ACCT 2101 Accounting I
MATH 2101 Statistics (if not taken in Area D)
|Electives||6-9 semester hours as outlined by advisor|
|Total||120 - 124 semester hours including completion of Core Aras A - F and G|
To be considered for acceptance into the Health Information Management program, students:
- must be accepted as a student at Gordon State College.
- must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours.
- must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 to be eligible
- must have received credit for BIOL 2210K, 2211K within the last 5 years
- must submit one letter of recommendation (professional reference or faculty reference)
- must interview with HIM program director
Admission to the health information management program is both competitive and selective. Program admission is per cohort and the program will begin in the Spring Semester each year.
Once admitted to the HIM program, the student must achieve a grade of C or higher in each required course in order to advance through the program.