Health Information Management Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


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.

Which Florida universities offer Health Information Management programs?

This transfer track is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in health services administration programs.  The University of North Florida, University of Central FloridaFlorida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and Florida A & M University are among the accredited schools now offering bachelor degrees in Health Information Management, which in turn will prepare them for jobs in a health service field. It is strongly recommended that students carefully examine the catalog of the university to which transfer is expected.

Contact the advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a Health Services Administrator.

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Program Roadmap

Contact the Advisor

Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez
Associate Professor, Business & Technology
(850) 769-1551, ext 2845

Tracy Sewell
Associate Professor, Business & Technology
(850) 769-1551, ext 4826

Kim Allan
Assistant Professor, Business & Technology
(850) 769-1551, ext 4022

Jordan Hale
Academic Program Support Specialist, Business & Technology
(850) 872-3838


Who is eligible for the health information management Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the health information management Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  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.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and 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.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
+*Approved mathematics (MAC) 3
•+*STA2023, Statistics 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or• SYG2000 Psychology/Sociology 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
*ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
+*ACG2011, Financial Accounting II 3
*ACG2071, Managerial Accounting 3
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
+*BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
Additional Requirements
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
Electives 7

This program is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in health information management at the state universities of FAMU, FIU, and UCF. Graduates of the B.S. degree will design, implement, and maintain health information systems, records, and statistics.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Division Chair, Business & Technology