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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The major in Pre-Health Information Management prepares students by imparting knowledge in general education, business, science, and health coursework. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College holds an articulation agreement with The College of St. Scholastica, Health Information Management program to ensure transfer equivalency of coursework. Health Information Management studies provide students with the professional knowledge necessary to assume management responsibility for electronic health records and health information systems, while working with personnel in a variety of health related settings. Managers may also utilize health information electronic data to assist with administrative and financial decision-making. It is ideal for the person who likes the healthcare environment, but does not want direct patient care.

STUDENT PROFILE

As a Pre-Health Information Management student, you should have:

* A precise ability to implement organizational skills
* Above average math and English skills
* Ability to respond in stressful situations
* Effective verbal communication skills
* The ability to work well with others
* A desire to work in office environments

 

PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION

The following qualities and experiences may help prepare you for entry into this program:

* In high school, taking courses in the college preparatory track emphasizing written and verbal communication, anatomy and physiology, and business
* Self-determination and focus on goals
* Computer application knowledge

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Students who complete the Associate Degree in Pre–Health Information Management should able to:

* Matriculate into the College of St. Scholastica’s Health Information Management program. * Implement computer applications.
* Effectively practice written and verbal communication skills.
* Acquire a human biological science and medical terminology background.
* Acquire a general education knowledge base.

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates of the Associate of Science Degree- Pre Health Information Management Degree program may expect to be in high demand, with employment opportunities offering competitive salaries regionally and across the nation. HIM jobs are expected to continue to increase at a fast pace. Positions for graduates trained in health information management may be found in hospitals, clinics, long-term care settings, consulting firm’s government agencies, Indian Health Service, insurance companies, and software vendors. HIM graduates may also become employed as clinic directors.

OTHER NOTES

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College holds an articulation agreement with The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn. Students meeting academic requirements for graduation from the LCOOCC Pre-Health Information Management program are eligible to enter into the Health Information Management program at The College of St. Scholastica.

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