AAS in Health Information Management

About the AAS in Health Information Management

Health Information Management is a unique profession that combines facets of medicine, data management, and information technology, in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and security of patient data. HIM professionals work in a variety of settings throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, and home care providers.

MCC's AAS in Health Information Management is a 60 credit-hour-degree program that prepares you for a career in health information management where you will:

  • electronically assemble and track patients' health information
  • analyze electronic data to improve healthcare information
  • maintain and validate data for clinical databases and registries
  • use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis

MCC offers a 28-credit-hour Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program that prepares you to facilitate the processing of medical insurance claims. You can apply all credits from your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate towards your AAS degree. Complete the certificate in two semesters then continue coursework toward the completion of the AAS in Health Information Management, or work for some time and then return to complete the degree.

Accreditation

The AAS in Health Information Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) .

 

  • Program Outcomes
    • The AAS in Health Information Management program has 100% graduation rate
    • The AAS in Health Information Management program has 84% job placement rate in a healthcare setting
    • The AAS in Health Information Management program has a 100% pass rate (2018-2019) on the RHIT exam for first-time test takers. This is higher than the national average of 75%.
  • Mission

    The AAS in Health Information Management program mission is to prepare students to practice as health information technicians through innovative teaching and collaborative practice. Student success is our goal.

  • Staff

    Program Director

    Christina J. Coclanis-Loding, RHIA, CCS | E 212-D | (815) 455-8713

    Faculty

    Allison Minicz, RHIA | E200 | (815) 479-7884

info sessionsAAS in Health Information Management Information Session Schedule

  • April 30 at 5 p.m. in E221

Total Cost of AAS in Health Information Management

(in-district) Total Amount: $11,789.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

AAS in Health Information Management Requirements

What makes MCC's AAS in Health Information Management program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

MCC's program is taught in a blended format allowing you flexibility during the semester.

In addition to the AAS in Health Information Management, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your AAS in Health Information Management (CIP 51.0706 )

Total AAS in Health Information Management Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,690.00 $22,690.00 $28,208.00 $28,208.00
Additional AAS in Health Information Management Costs $5,099.00 $5,099.00 $5,099.00 $5,099.00
Program Total $11,789.00 $27,789.00 $33,307.00 $33,307.00

Careers

What job opportunities are available to someone with an AAS in Health Information Management?

The AAS in Health Information Management prepares you for positions like: health information coding technicians, medical records managers, medical coding compliance officers, medical office records assistants, patient charts and records medical assistants, remote medical encoders, medical reimbursement specialist, medical information technology educators, and a variety of other titles focused on working with the data needs in all types of medical-related professions and organizations.

Occupations that AAS in Health Information Management prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 29-2071

How will MCC's AAS in Health Information Management program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

You'll benefit by learning from faculty who are professionals working in the field and gain hands-on professional practice experience in a healthcare-related organization during your practicum.

By the Numbers:

  • Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for medical record and health information technicians to grow by 11% per year between 2018 and 2028.
  • In Illinois, the job market is expected to grow 4% by the year 2026.
  • Median wage for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in Illinois is $41,520.

What have graduates gone on to do?

MCC's graduates have gone on to work in revenue cycle management, as inpatient and outpatient coders, compliance auditors, data integrity specialists, and release of information specialists to name a few. Some students have pursued their bachelor’s degrees or their tumor registrar certification.

Outside the Classroom

In order to further your career, you may wish to seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include: