The HIM program specific information packet contains detailed information for prospective students including program admission requirements, an estimated cost of the program, the clinical course, and the curriculum. Click here to view the HIM program specific information packet. The Health Sciences (HS) division has an information packet for students interested in any health sciences program. Click here to view the HS division information packet.
Online Classes. The HIM program is available completely online with the exception of the HIM 2252, Professional Practice Experience course which is completed at a healthcare facility.
The prerequisites for the HIM limited-enrollment courses are:
The HIM program accepts two cohorts each year, a "local cohort" and a "remote cohort". The primary difference between these two cohorts is where the clinical course, HIM 2252, which is completed at an off-site facility, will be completed.
Local Cohort - In the local cohort, HIM faculty assign students to professional practice experience (PPE) sites in cooperation with facility site supervisors. Local Cohort PPE are arranged in facilities found in any of the following Ohio counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren, and Wayne (Indiana). Sinclair already has PPE affiliation agreements with most acute care medical facilities in these counties.
Remote Cohort – Students in the Remote Cohort will not be allowed to complete their professional practice experience (PPE) in any of the Ohio and Indiana counties listed above. These students will be responsible for finding their own PPE site according to guidelines provided by the HIM faculty. Once the student finds an acceptable facility willing to accept them as a PPE student, HIM faculty will work with the student to secure the necessary affiliation agreement and facilitate the student’s professional practice experience.
Please refer to the HIM program specific information packet above for more detailed information.
The local cohort has a waiting list to begin the restricted courses portion of the HIM curriculum of approximately 1 - 1 1/2 years. Students are able to continue to take unrestricted courses while waiting to start the restricted classes. The remote cohort does not have a waiting list.
Background checks are required for HIM students prior to beginning the professional practice experience (clinical) course. Click here for the college-wide student background check policy and procedure.
A minimum of the following tests/immunizations are required for the HIM program prior to beginning the professional practice experience (clinical):
Students in the Health Information Management Program must demonstrate the following minimum abilities:
To receive accommodations under ADA and section 504 of the rehabilitation act you must be a “qualified individual with a disability”. A qualified individual with a disability is someone with a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more life activities, who, with or without accommodations can meet the essential requirements for participation in the program. Qualified individuals must produce documentation of their disability and self-identify their need for accommodations to Accessibility Services.
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