Health Information Management

Health Information ManagementHIM

Interested in a healthcare career that offers dynamic opportunities but does not require direct patient care? Then Health Information Management (HIM) is for you! HIM professionals are responsible for patient information, business and legal aspects of healthcare, and assisting with maintaining a viable revenue stream for facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the HIM field is growing much faster than other occupations, offering students a multitude of job opportunities.

Why choose the HIM program at MIDLAND COLLEGE?

  • Completely online with the exception of clinical courses

  • Accommodating program schedule: Part-Time or Full-Time

  • Affordable Tuition Rates

  • Dedicated faculty with a multitude of backgrounds in Health Information Management

  • 80% pass rate for 2016 MC Graduates taking the RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) Exam the first time

  • In 2016 & 2017 students scored at, or higher than the national average in every domain on the RHIT Exam

  • For the 2016/2017 academic year, Student Graduate Survey Satisfaction rate is 100% positive rating for the following statements:
    • The program helped me acquire the knowledge necessary for my job.
    • The program enabled me to think critically, solve problems, and develop appropriate action steps.


Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)


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Joining Our Program

The following must be completed before applying:

  1. Apply to Midland College at as a Pre-Health Professions major (for Associate degrees and Coding/Billing Certificates) and complete the following courses with a "C" or better:
      • HITT 1205:  Medical Terminology
      • BCIS 1305 or BCIS 1405:  Business Computer Applications Course (3 or more hours)
      • BIOL 2404: Human Anatomy and Physiology OR BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402
  2. Complete the Texas State Initiative Assessment (TSIA)) components as follows:
      • HIM Associate degree - math, reading, and writing
      • Coding & Billing Certificate - math, reading, and writing
      • Other certificates do not require TSIA completion
  3. Foreign Students must comply with additional requirements set by the college and can be found on the International Student page. Because the program is online, foreign students do not need to qualify for visa status, but can complete the program in their country.

Complete application packet

Applications are accepted year-round and students are accepted upon completion of prerequisites and maintaining a GPA of 2.0.

Download the application packet, complete the application, sign in ink, and return to Alma Martinez at, or mail to:

Midland College
Attn: HIM Dept
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

HIM Application (pdf)

Clinical Requirement

Students will be required to have a TB screening, vaccinations as required by participating facility, liability insurance and a negative drug screen prior to any clinical course.

All students should be prepared to do clinical experiences at a location apart from where they reside. Any expenses incurred in doing a clinical away from home, including transportation, parking, and living expenses are the responsibility of the student and are not included in tuition costs.

Individuals who have been convicted of a felony may be denied clinical placement by facilities, thereby making completion of the program impossible. The program will not guarantee clinical placement to students with a criminal background.

Work Experience Credit

If you have work experience in the health information/coding/billing area, credit consideration will be taken on a case-by-case basis. Proof of employment (by letter on company letterhead), a current resume, and job description are part of the requirements to request Work Experience Credit. Clinical courses will not be waived, but the number of clinical hours may be reduced.

If you have a current CCS or CCS-P credential and maintain your CEUs while attending college, you may receive credit for the following classes:

  • HITT 1205 Medical Terminology
  • HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems
  • HITT 1342 Ambulatory Coding
  • HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
  • HITT 2340 Advanced Medical Billing and Reimbursement

Proof of the active credential needs to be on file with the HIM program throughout the completion of the program.

Program estimated cost

Health Data Coordinator $1,731
Medical Coding Specialist $3,544
HIM Associate Degree $6,209

Tuition estimates are based on full-time hours for each program with the assumption that no previous coursework has been completed. Estimates based on academic year 2016-2017.

New book costs are estimated to be $2,500 for AAS degree, $2,000 for Medical Coding Specialist Certificate, and $1,000 for other certificates.

Proctored Exams

Program courses require proctored exams. Students are responsible for any costs associated with proctor examinations.


To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

HIM Opportunities


  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Insurance Claims
  • Patient Registrar
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Coder
  • Biller
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Improvement Specialist
  • DRG Validator


  • Hospitals
  • ER Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Local and State Facilities
  • Physician's Offices
  • Clinics

Student Success


  • Organized and detail-oriented individuals
  • Comfortable with a computer and technology
  • Access to a reliable computer
  • Strong internet connection
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload and sitting at a computer for long periods of time

Michelle nelson, 2017

"I enjoyed being in the HIM program at Midland College. I enjoyed the instructors and they were always available helping when I needed help. I worried about the program being online, but it worked out. I learned a lot in this program and made friends along the way. The department chair, Dr. Elizabeth Neichter, was amazing and extremely helpful.  I hope others enjoy the experience as much as I did!"



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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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