Our Program

Our experienced faculty will teach you the skills to -

  • Use health records to abstract, collect and analyze data
  • Apply current technology and basic assessment tools to manage and maintain health information
  • Apply the principles of professional ethics and diversity to medical-legal matters, including confidentiality, medical records management, release of information, patient rights, workplace rights, informed consents and electronic information in the health care facility
  • Use the specific skills associated practices such as medical coding, medical reimbursement, health records management or health information management
  • Apply advanced theoretical concepts of management to the health service organization
  • Identify the characteristics of major health care systems to manage the health care environment
  • Apply skills in leadership, motivation and team building in health care settings

Getting Started

The first step to entering is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and Counseling Services staff. You may need to complete pre-program courses. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study, which may include one or more of the following 2015-2016 Advising Worksheet

Spring 2016 HIM Application

For more information, e-mail or call 503.589.7848