Health Information Management

Degree Type: 

Health Information Management Career Studies Certificate

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


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

The Health Information Management Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is a three-semester program that provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level job in a variety of medical office settings (inpatient, outpatient, physician office, patient financial services) and in insurance companies. 

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Health Care Support Worker
  • Health Services Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Manager of Office
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Records Managers
  • Medical Secretary

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
ITE 119 Information Literacy / 3 Credit Hours
ACC 213 Prn Acc Lab I / 1 Credit Hours
BUS 208 Quality and Productivity Management
HIM 143 Managing Electronic Billing in a Medical Practice
HIM 151 Reimbursement Issues in Medical Practice Management
HIM 250 Health Data Classification Systems I: ICD-9-CM
HIM 255 Health Data Classification Systems II: CPT
HIM 251 Clinical Practice I
HIM 253 Health Records Coding
HIM 254 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement
HIM Elective

Additional Program Information: 


  • HIM 110  Introduction to Human Pathology  3
  • HIM 149  Introduction to Medical Practice Management 2
  • HIM 231  Health Records Applications I   3
  • HIM 260  Pharmacology for HIM   2

Health Information Management Requirements & Program Information

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