Please review our HIM Student Information Packet, located by clicking the link to the left, for step-by-step procedures for entering the HIM program, additonal information and requirements, an estimated cost of the program and the curriculum.
Please note, programs within the Life and Health Sciences Division may have specific class/cohort sizes limited by the availability of placement in the clinical portion of the curriculum. As a result of this limited class/cohort size, there is a waiting period between completion of program admission requirements and starting the program. This waiting period varies between programs, but should be used to prepare for the rigorous demands and scheduling of the program coursework. Suggestions include taking additional classes needed for graduation and planning for the financial and time obligations that are associated with completion of the program.
The HIM program runs two cohorts per year, each fall, a "local cohort" and a "remote cohort", which are distinguished by the following; only our local cohort currently has a waiting list.
Local Cohort - In the local cohort, HIM faculty will assign students to the professional practice experience site(s) in cooperation with the facility site supervisors. Local Cohort PPE will be 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 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.