Health Information Management

Degree Type: 

Health Information Management

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Health Information Management (HIM) Certificate Program at Piedmont Virginia Community College is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of local medical office settings (inpatient, outpatient, physician office, patient financial services and insurance companies). Graduates will obtain necessary knowledge and skills in areas such as basic medical coding, patient scheduling, health records maintenance, billing, and reimbursement.

HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any healthcare provider organization from large hospital systems to the private physician practice. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records. They ensure patient's health information and records are complete, accurate, and procted.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Health Care Support Worker
  • Medical Records (HIMS) staff
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Secretary

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 101 First Year Success
ITE 119 Information Literacy / 3 Credit Hours
HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I
HIM 196 On-Site Training / 1 Credit Hours
HIM 255 Health Data Classification Systems II: CPT

Additional Program Information: 

For more information, contact Susan Collins, program director and associate professor for Health Information Management programs at

Health Information Management Program Information Booklet 2017

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