Administrative Support Technology: Health Information Management Specialization

Career and Technical Studies
Degree
Associate of Applied Science in Business and Office in Administrative Support Technology and a Specialization in Health Information Management
Length
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose

The Health Information Management Specialization is designed to train health information specialists to work with health care professionals and administration to organize, analyze and preserve medical information used to evaluate patient care, diagnose and treat illnesses and substantiate reimbursement. It provides students with a unique blend of courses in information technology, business management and clinical knowledge. Students who possess an interest in studying disease and therapies but who prefer not to work in a direct patient care setting find this career very rewarding. An interest in using computers to manage data is very important.

Occupational Objectives

Medical Insurance Coders
Medical Office Supervisor
Office Manager
Transcriptionists
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Support specialist
Medical Secretary

Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology: Health Information Management Specialization program requires competency in English and Math – MDE 10 as demonstrated through direct enrollment and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required EDE and/or MDE units or the equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 101 1 3 0 3
AST 136 3 0 3
AST 160 1 0 1
AST 260 2 0 2
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
HIM 113 3 0 3
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 102 3 0 3
AST 236 3 0 3
ELE 2 Humanities Elective 3 0 3
ELE 4 Natural Science, AST, or IT Elective 3 0 3
CST 126 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
COMS 250
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15  

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 107 3 0 3
AST 141 3 0 3
AST 234 3 0 3
AST 243 3 0 3
ELE 7 Health Information Management Elective 4 3 3
ELE 5 Health/Physical Education Elective 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 3 16  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AST 245 3 0 3
AST 298 * 3 0 3
HIM 151 2 0 2
ELE 8 Health Information Management Elective 3 0 3
ELE 5 Health/Physical Education Elective 1 0 1
MTH 132 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15