Jun 19, 2024  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2023-2024 
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management AAS (152)

Associate of Applied Science in Partnership with Laurel Ridge Community College (LRCC)

This program is offered in partnership with Laurel Ridge Community College. The Health Information Management AAS degree is offered via distance through Laurel Ridge Community College and Reynolds Community College supports the coordination of internships for students in the Richmond area.

Students currently enrolled in Reynolds Community College Health Information Management courses who wish to complete the Health Information Management AAS degree must enroll at Laurel Ridge Community College and complete at least 25% of their coursework at Laurel Ridge Community College.

Designed to provide training in the management of systems to collect, interpret, and analyze patient data and to communicate information related to the research, planning, provision and evaluation of everyday operations in health care services.

This program is beneficial to individuals who are seeking career advancement and eligibility for the national certifying examination - Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Occupational objectives upon completion of this program include: Health Information (Medical Records) Assistant/Technician, Medical Coder, Coding Manager/Supervisor, Health Information Supervisor/Office Manager, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Privacy Officer, Health Data Analyst.

ACCREDITATION: The Health Information Management (HIM) associate degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

For more information about the associate degree in Health Information Management please visit the LRCC website at https://laurelridge.edu/degree/health-information-management/


Courses should be taken in the order listed.

First Semester - Fall

Second Semester - Spring

Third Semester - Summer

Fourth Semester - Fall

Fifth Semester - Spring

Program Total: 64 Credit Hours

In order to complete this degree in two years (beginning fall semester), courses must be taken in the order presented in thepathway.

1 BIO 141 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I /BIO 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  may be substituted for BIO 145  

2 Course MUST be taken in first semester. May also take SDV 100 .

3 Prerequisite: ITE 152  strongly recommended before HIM 130  

4 Choose from list of Approved Transfer Electives 

5 Prerequisite: Instructor permission required; all HIM core courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to the coordinated internship.Most sites require a criminal background check, flu-shot, and proof of immunizations. All associated fees are the responsibility of the student.