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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Health Informatics and Information Management Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

There are two paths to transfer for this major depending on your personal preferences:

A) Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences (AAAS) in Health Informatics and Information Management at Shorelline. This allows you to work in the field. You can continue a Bachelor degree program while working.

B) Study a general degree first, the Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA), followed by Health Informatics major at a university.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide with this sheet, or the AAAS Planning Guide for Health Informatics and Information Management   to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor’s degree. The program prepares students to take the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) national certification exam.

Where can I go for help?

Health Informatics and Information Management Faculty Advisors

Gloria Anderson
206-546-4707 ganderso@shoreline.edu Rm 2333
Joyce Fagel
206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 2814

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

Career Planning


International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

eLearning Advising

Jordan Lee
jlee@shoreline.edu 206-533-6713 Rm 5236

What does your chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.).

Use AA-DTA for these schools:

School Transfer Information
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
University of Washington -Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/

Use AAAS-HIIM for these schools:

School Transfer Information
Bellevue College https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/transfer/
DeVry University - online https://www.devry.edu/admissions/transfer-students.html
Western Governors University https://www.wgu.edu/admissions/transfers.html#

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 .

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

What is Health Informatics and Information Management?

The collection, organization, retrieval, and storage of health care information and records are essential to the delivery of health care and the promotion of public health. Health Information specialists increasingly rely on computer technology and systems to provide health care workers, researchers, insurance companies, and government agencies with the necessary information to provide patient care, prevent disease, allocate resources, and conduct research to advance community and global health.

Areas of Study in Health Informatics and Information Management: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Health Care Statistics, Disease Concepts, Clinical Information and Records Management, Health Care Coding and Billing, Organizational Theory, Computer Applications, Electronic Health Care Records, Legal Concepts and Regulations, Quality Assurance and Risk Management, Current Issues in Health Care, Professional Standards and Professional Ethnics, Leadership and Interpersonal Communications.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics and Information Management?

Graduates of Health Informatics and Health Information Management develop the knowledge and skills to collect, manage, analyze, and deliver health care records and information. Health Information specialists must adhere to health care standards, government regulations, and professional ethics.

Potential employers include: Health insurance companies, medical clinics, hospitals, private physician’s office, medical centers, and other health care facilities, colleges, and universities. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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