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Metropolitan Community College Health Information Management and Coding Program

Health Information Management

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute (HSI)
Program Coordinator: Patricia Elliott, M.Ed, RHIT, 816.604.4245
Application Deadline: April 31st


MCC-Penn Valley Health Information Management (HIM) Program offers online, evening and hybrid classes.  The HIM Program evening classes start at 5:00PM to 7:30PM and the coding classes start at 4:30PM to 9:30PM.  Classes are held Monday through Thursday depending on the course and the semester.

The Coding Certificate Program classes offer online, evening and hybrid classes.  Coding classes start at 4:30PM to 9:30PM.  Classes are held Monday through Saturday depending on the course and the semester.

Personal Qualities and Essential Functions

Health Information Management professionals are at the cutting edge of healthcare technology. An HIM professional manages all components of the health record through data analytics while assuring the privacy, confidentiality, and the security of the data by meeting all state and federal regulatory and requirements. Essential functions include manual dexterity, fine motor control, attention to detail, auditory acuity

Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s) Offered

Professional Certification/Licensure

The Health Information Management Program is a two-year associate's in applied science degree (AAS) where upon graduating from the Program the student is eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Joining AHIMA as a student offers many benefits as outlined in the video below.

Learn more about AHIMA Student Memberships.

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management EducationAccreditation

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)

Three-Year Program Outcomes

Graduation Year Exam Pass Rate
Benchmark 82%
Employed in Healthcare
Related Field 
Benchmark 80%
Employer Satisfaction
Response Rate
Benchmark 85%
2017 *9/18 sat for the exam = 50%
9/9 passed the exam = 100%
78% 100% return rate
100% Satisfaction Rate
2018 3/12 sat for the exam = 25%
2/3 passed the exam = 66.6%
83% 100% return rate
94.7% Satisfaction Rate
2019 2/19 sat for the exam = 10.5%
2/2 passed the exam = 100%
80% 100% return rate
100% Satisfaction Rate

Program Admission

There is an application process for acceptance to the Program beyond the standard MCC admissions application. There are prerequisites required for the Program that must be completed for consideration for acceptance. This is a four semester Program offered late afternoon/early evening, online and hybrid classes that begins in August and accepts approximately 25 students per class. Understand that the courses are offered as hybrid meaning that classes do not meet every week in the 16 week semester.


  1. Complete all required prerequisite courses to include: HIM 100 Medical Terminology, HLSC 108 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions OR BIOL 109 Human Anatomy and Physiology OR BIOL 110 Human Anatomy AND BIOL 210 Human Physiology, ENGL101 Composition and Reading I and HLSC100 Introduction to Health Professions only if you are not transferring in 12 or more college credits.
  2. Download the program application packet; HIM Application/Admission Packet and follow the directions carefully.  Be sure to note all of the program requirements.
  3. If applicable, apply for financial aid. The federal financial aid application (FAFSA) is also available online.

Program Acceptance

The student will be contacted in May advising if the student is accepted into the Program. If the student is still in the process of obtaining their prerequisite courses, DO apply by April 31st. After the posting of the grades the student will receive the formal Program acceptance letter in May. Students accepted into the Program will work directly with the Program Coordinator to determine next steps. Students not accepted into the Program should contact the Student Advising Department or the Health Science Institute to determine next steps.