Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

The Health Information Management program typically accepts 35 students each year. The program begins fall term and is offered completely online. Students are selected based on a competitive point system. For information on how to receive points, see the advising guide. Please check your PCC email regularly during the admission process. All communication related to your application and admission will be done through your PCC email account.

Steps to admission:

  1. Attend information session or make advising appointment
  2. Apply to PCC
  3. Take placement test or get credit for previous coursework
  4. Submit Transcripts
  5. Complete prerequisite classes and earn points toward admission
  6. Complete the application
  7. Admission Notification

When to apply

Students with the same number of points will be accepted in the order their completed application was received, so apply early.

Application deadlines
Term you want to start First chance to apply Deadline
Fall 2016 January 11, 2016 March 25, 2016

Cohort and schedule

Students will become part of a cohort (a group of students who take classes together). The Health Information Program is an Associate's Degree program, and students go full time for 6 terms. In an online program, students are expected to be comfortable and confident in navigating an online classroom format, such as PCC's Desire to Learn.

Practicum Requirements

After admission to the program, but before beginning directed practice, students may be required to complete some or all of the following: criminal background check, proof of immunizations, and a ten-panel drug screening. There will be a cost to the student associated with completing this requirement (see program costs). For more information about practicum requirements contact Admissions at healthca@pcc.edu or 971-722-5667.