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Chart Your Path in Health Information Management

The health information management (HIM) associate in applied science (AAS) program prepares students for a career in electronic health information management (e-HIM) and data or revenue management.

Through this program, you'll gain the technical skills and knowledge necessary to collect, analyze and distribute accurate and reliable health information. During your studies, you can also pursue a clinical coding certificate of proficiency to enhance your career prospects.

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What is Health Information Management at St. Louis Community College?

Health information management professionals play a critical role in ensuring the integrity and accessibility of patient health information. They are responsible for organizing and maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records, managing health data for billing, research and compliance purposes, and implementing and managing health care information technology systems. They also ensure the security and privacy of patient health information.

As part of this program, you can choose from two specialized tracks: data management (DM), which teaches you to evaluate data sets for compliance, or revenue management (RM), which trains you to assess and optimize revenue cycle processes.

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What Can You Do With a Health Information Management Associate Degree?

Earning an AAS in health information management can lead to roles such as medical records technician, health information technician or coding specialist. HIM professionals may practice in areas such as:

  • Health care
  • Health information systems
  • Health information management education programs
  • Health finance and billing services
  • Health information standards and policy development

Additionally, this degree can serve as a stepping stone to further education and certifications in health information management, potentially leading to advanced roles such as health information managers or consultants in health care facilities, government agencies or private companies.

AAS in Health Information Management

  • Degree offered: Associate in applied science
  • Locations: Forest Park
  • Hours to complete: 60
  • Program contact name: Patricia Sherman
  • Program contact email: psherman@stlcc.edu

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


The health information management accreditor of St. Louis Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in health information management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023.

All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601. You may make inquiries by phone at 312-235-3255 or by email at info@cahiim.org.

In addition, this program adheres to the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Framework for HIT education.

Program Outcomes

Below are the statistics of student achievement and outcomes for the health information management AAS program at STLCC.

  • Graduation Rate – 76%
  • Employment Rate – 92%
  • Other Outcome Rates
    • Retention Rate – 72% (2021-2022)
    • Student Satisfaction Rate – 88% (2021-2022)
    • Certification Exam Pass Rate – 75% (8/1/2021 to 7/31/2022)

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Health Information Management Program

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Flexible Schedule for Working Students

Because this program is designed for working students, evening and online classes are available. Classroom-based courses provide intensive, hands-on skill development.

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid. 

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Caring for Students

STLCC goes beyond academics with support services, ranging from stress and anxiety management to grants for childcare, emergency crisis support, clothing and free meals through Archers' Market and Brown Bag Café food pantry.

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Ramp Up High-Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused programs for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand jobs. STLCC provides opportunities for college transfers, career development and workforce training.

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