Welcome to Health Information Management at Chattanooga State Community College!
This guide has been designed for prospective students, current students and past graduates of our program. Please follow the appropriate tab to find information tailored to address questions for the designated individual.
About the Program:
The Health Information Management Program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree. Its goals are to prepare graduates as competent entry-level health information professionals for employment in various health care facilities and related organizations. Graduates are qualified to take the national certification examination for credentialing by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Upon successful completion of the exam, a graduate will become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Accrediting Body Information
The Health Information Management associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Health Information Education (CAHIIM). For more info go to www.cahiim.org
Chattanooga State Pass Rates
Pass Rates for Chattanooga State first time test takers are posted below. Students are encouraged to take the exam as soon as possible after graduation. Our experience has been that students who take the exam within six months of graduation are generally more successful. Of course passing the examination is also dependent on individual student preparation.
2010-2011 First Time Test Taker Pass Rate: 89% National Pass Rate: 75%
2011-2012 First Time Test Taker Pass Rate: 85% National Pass Rate: 75%
2012-2013 First Time Test Taker Pass Rate: 100% National Pass Rate: 75%
Events - Campus
Upcoming HIM Information Sessions are scheduled for:
Tuesday, February 25, at 5:30 pm, in Room 2106 of the Health Science Center
Tuesday, March 25, at 5:30 pm, in Room 2106 of the Health Science Center
Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 pm, in Room 2106 of the Health Science Center
We'll sponsor a Chili Lunch Fundraiser on February 26 in the Health Science Center Lobby!
Events - Off-Campus
Chattanooga State HIM Students attended the 2013 AHIMA National Convention on October 28 and 29th! Thank You SGA for assisting us to attend!