Health Information Management

Available 100% online or a combination of online and in the classroom!

The Health Information Management department at Klamath Community College is committed to our students. We offer an inclusive, comprehensive, and high-quality education program that's accessible. Our aim is to prepare students to become ethical team players in health information technology. Students will work alongside clinical and administrative professionals in various healthcare and non-healthcare environments. We prioritize lifelong learning, community needs, and professional standards.

Health Information Management Mission Statement
Klamath Community College

 Health Information Management department is dedicated to our students; providing accessible, diverse, quality, and equitable education program. Preparing and mentoring students to become ethical collaborators in health information technology working with clinical personal and administrative professionals in both healthcare and nonhealthcare settings, promoting lifelong learning and meeting the needs of the community and the profession.

The associate degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to document, manage, and use medical information in the healthcare setting.
  • How to use clinical quality measures and/or core objectives for patient care.
  • Classification and terminology systems for diagnosis and procedure codes for patient data.
  • How to collect, report, and interpret database information and statistics.
  • How to research and apply specific scenarios of laws and policies and procedures within health care.
  • Collaborating to facilitate change, mentor, and engage stakeholders in the healthcare environment.
  • Professionalism skills in the practicum setting.

How Will I Learn It?

If you choose to learn online, you will have 24/7 access to the online classroom, learning resources, and support. With no set class times, your learning will be flexible to you.

If you choose to learn in the classroom, you will have set class times and face-to-face communication with instructors and peers.

Either way, at KCC you will have everything you need to achieve your learning goals!

Available Degrees and Certificates with Curriculum Maps

Associate of Applied Science

One Year Certificate

Less-Than-One-Year Certificate

Learn why Health Information Management at KCC is right for you.

See how KCC's Health Information Management degree program can help you develop your skills in data analysis, protection, and workflow and start your health information management career.

Careers in Health Information Management

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath  Region:

2022-2032 Employment Projection

10.5% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:


Prospective Jobs

Student Costs
Electronic Health Records Clerk Medical Records Technician Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Records Specialist Medical Transcriptionist Medical Secretary

 All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Data provided for a medical records technician position. For a different employment forecast, visit the
State of Oregon Employment Department.


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Health Information Management Program Policies and Procedures

Policy 1.1 CAHIIM Prescribed Accreditation Statement and Use.
Policy 2.1 Admissions Policies and Procedures
Policy 3.1 Advanced placement, transfer of credits, and credits for experiential learning
Policy 4.1 Number of credits required for completion of the program
Policy 5.1 Tuition/fees and other costs required to complete the program
Policy 6.1 Academic calendar, Withdrawal, Refunds of tuition/fees
Policy 7.1 Student grievance procedure
Policy 8.1 Criteria for successful completion
Policy 9.1 Information about student/graduate achievement

Contact HIM

Jennifer Briscoe
HIM Program Lead