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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorTracy Sewell
Associate Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551, ext 4826

AdvisorKim Allan
Assistant Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551 ext 4022

Pathway NavigatorRachel Hibbard
850.769.1551 ext. 3835
***email is the preferred method of communication***

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Health Information Management, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Health Information Management?

Medical records and health information managers organize and manage health information data. In this career, you will ensure that information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. You will use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, administer databases and registries, and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.  Most health information managers work in hospitals or physicians’ offices.

Generally, medical and health service managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. Prospective managers typically have some work experience in an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other health care facility.

For a career in Health Information Management, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a master’s degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state but provides high-quality education. A two-year degree utilizing the Health Services Administration AA university transfer track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.

Health Sciences Students

Health Information Management Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual & Performing Arts
Approved mathematics (MAC)
Physical Sciences
Anatomy and Physiology 
Financial Accounting I & II
Managerial Accounting
Anatomy and Physiology 

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with Health Information Management?

In this field, people find careers as:

Health Information Manager
Medical Coder
Data Analyst
Outpatient Coding Compliance Auditor
Clinical Documentation Specialist
Clinical Systems Manager
Medical Research Analyst

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of North Florida
Florida Atlantic University
University of Central Florida
Health Education

Are you Ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.