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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Health Informatics and Information Management Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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To use this planning guide, check the Class Schedule.

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 Shoreline. 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 a Health Informatics major at a university.

For option B use the AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide with the information below, or for option A go to the Health Information Technology, AAAS Planning Guide  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 AAAS in HIT (option A) program prepares students to take the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) national certification exam.

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 programs and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Communication (10 Credits)

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 HIST& 220 , HIST 245 , HUM 105 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

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: BIOL& 170  or BIOL& 241  and BIOL& 242 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Strongly recommended: ECON& 201 .

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: HIIM 134 , ACCT& 201 ACCT& 202 .

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Health Informatics and Information Management Faculty Advisors

Melanie Meyer, PhD, RHIA, CPHQ, CCS (Advises last names A-L)
206-546-4757 mmeyer@shoreline.edu Rm 2334

Gloria Anderson,  MEd, RHIA, CCS (Advises last names M-Z)
206-546-4707 ganderso@shoreline.edu Rm 2333

Joyce Fagel  206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 2814

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:

Major Information General Transfer Information
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
University of Washington -Seattle https://hspop.uw.edu/hihim/admissions/hihim-admissions-transfer-students/

Use AAAS-HIT for these schools:

Major Information General Transfer Information
Western Governors University (CAHIIM accredited) - online https://www.wgu.edu/admissions/transfers.html#
University of Cincinnatti (CAHIIM accredited) - online https://admissions.uc.edu/information/transfer.html
University of Wisconsin (CAHIIM accredited) - online https://www.wisconsin.edu/transfer/

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