School of Allied Health
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AOS - Health Information Management

This program prepares health information management (HIM) professionals to work in a variety of administrative medical office settings including both private practice and larger health care facilities. Graduates of this program are trained to organize, analyze, and technically evaluate patient health information in both electronic and hard copy formats, maintain and use health information indexes, and to facilitate storage and retrieval of medical records. Graduates will be qualified to seek employment in medical office management positions where knowledge of medical billing and coding are most important.


Course Requirements



Course # Medical/Major CoursesSemester Credits
MSC110 Human Biology 3
MED103 Medical Terminology and Human Systems 3
MED111 Medical Ethics, HIPAA and Patient Dynamics 3
MED201 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED203 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED208 Administrative Medical Practices 3
MED215 Health Information Technology 3
MED221 Medical Information Management 3

General Education Courses
ACE110 Transformative Learning 3
GEN125 English Composition I 3
GEN127 English Composition II 3
GEN129 Oral Communications 3
GEN224 Professional Communications and Career Development 3

Office Technology
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
OFT122 Office Applications: Microsoft Word & Powerpoint 3
OFT127 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3

Business
BUS123 Human Resources Management 3
BUS203 Principles of Management 3
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3

Electives Required (3)
Total Electives 9

66 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


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"The School of Allied Health at The College of Westchester serves as a leader in the education of innovative and responsible allied health professionals. These include graduates of our Medical Assisting Management and Health Information Management programs. The school, in response to the needs of the community and society, promotes excellence in healthcare services. Strong linkages with clinical educators and advisory council members of the healthcare community are essential to the success of our programs."

ESTELLE COFFINO
Program Director/Chairperson - Allied Health Program and Instructor, Allied Health
M.P.A., Long Island University
B.S., Mercy College
A.A.S., Manhattan Community College
License: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Certifications: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant;
Certified Pulmonary Function Technology
Estelle Coffino
"Our Allied Health programs at CW prepare students to meet the challenges of the growing healthcare industry. We engage our students with the education and skills training necessary to become a medical professional that often times fulfills for them a lifelong dream of helping people."
Course # Medical/Major Courses Semester Credits
MSC110 Human Biology 3
MED103 Medical Terminology and Human Systems 3
MED111 Medical Ethics, HIPAA and Patient Dynamics 3
MED201 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED203 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding 3
MED208 Administrative Medical Practices 3
MED215 Health Information Technology 3
MED221 Medical Information Management 3
     
General Education Courses
ACE110 Transformative Learning 3
GEN125 English Composition I 3
GEN127 English Composition II 3
GEN129 Oral Communications 3
GEN224 Professional Communications and Career Development 3
     
Office Technology
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
OFT122 Office Applications: Microsoft Word & Powerpoint 3
OFT127 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
     
Business
BUS123 Human Resources Management 3
BUS203 Principles of Management 3
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3
     
Electives Required (3)
Total Electives 9
     
Suggested Electives
ACC108 Financial Accounting II 3
BUS112 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS150 Business Law 3
GEN131 Critical Thinking 3
GEN363 Conflict, Communication and Resolution 3
GEN167 Contemporary Social Issues 3
GEN145 Scientific and Technological Literacy 3
MED303 Internship Health Information Management 3
     
66 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION