Health Information Management

High-tech health

Health Information Management professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that physicians, nurses and other health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care. With Lakeshore’s Health Information Management program, you can become an expert in patient health data management and work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and long-term care, insurance and government agencies.

CAHIIMThe Health Information Management accreditor of Lakeshore Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

2021-2022 Program Outcomes:

  • Graduation Rate: 37.5% of students graduated within 3 years of beginning the program.*
    *Part time students are included in this calculation.
  • Employment Rate: 100% of the May 2022 Graduates were employed in the HIM field within 6 months of graduation.
  • Student Satisfaction Rate: 100% of the May 2022 Graduates marked Very Satisfied/Satisfied with the Health Information Management Program at Lakeshore Technical College.
  • First Time RHIT Test Takers: 75% of the Lakeshore Program Graduates of first time test takers passed the National RHIT exam compared  to national statistics of 70%.
Career Area
Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 61 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts fall / Spring

Fall 2024 CBE Schedule

Spring 2025 CBE Schedule

CBE Online - Online courses can be completed 100% online at times convenient to you. 

Career Outlook

Health Information Management

Median Income: $85,137.00*


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Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.


Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. Classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. Includes medical coders.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from the Lakeshore District.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

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The Health Information Management Associate Degree program will be offered via dual delivery (meaning students can attend class in-person when needed). Dual delivery gives you the option of taking classes online and viewing classes on your computer when it’s convenient for you, if you can’t make it for class.

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Alex Kohls

My grandmother always said that I'll be spending my whole life in school. Turns out she was correct. Now I have the opportunity to teach students about the fun and exciting program they chose.

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Nancy Carman

I  believe learning is a continuous, collaborative engagement between teacher and student. My goal as a teacher is to contribute to my students’ learning environment by providing them with applicable skills for their future of a meaningful career.

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