2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management Technology, AAS

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Program Description

The Health Information Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.

View the Health Information Management Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

The Gwinnett Technical College Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management.

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management  (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL  60601-5800
(312) 233-1100

Employment Opportunities

Professional positions in hospitals, physicians’ offices, state and federal health care agencies, clinics, managed care organizations, behavioral health facilities, consulting and law firms, ambulatory care facilities, information system vendors, insurance companies, and long-term care facilities.


Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. File completion does not guarantee acceptance. Prior to admission into the health information management technology program, students must successfully complete the following courses with a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 2.5: FYES 1000 , ENGL 1101 , MATH 1111 , BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L , BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , and ALHS 1090 . Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

(Choose ONE of the following)

Area III- Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

General Education Elective:

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here .

Total Hours: 68

Suggested First Semester classes:

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