This Certificate of Completion is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in health information to enter the workforce directly upon completion of the certificate or to seek further study in the field. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers.
Students who successfully complete this program - by achieving a grade of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program and program prerequisites - should be able to:
The job outlook for entry level health information positions is very good. These positions can have a wide range of job titles including Patient Access Coordinator or Representative, Patient Access Scheduling Coordinator, Patient Access Specialist, Patient Access Technician, Patient Care Coordinator, Patient Services Representative, Risk Adjustment Representative, Surgery Scheduler, Health Information Management (HIM) Technician, HIM Assistant, Registration Specialist, among others. For salary information in your state, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov.
Potential employers include: Hospitals, nursing homes, medical and dental offices, insurance companies, community health centers, public health agencies, urgent care centers, behavioral health centers, rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies.
(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)
US citizen, &
|Non-WA resident, US citizen
|12 credits (full-time)||$1,462.52||$2,476.40||$3,422.10||$1,637.76|
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online
Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.