Application Factors

Application Factors: Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Typically, there are more applicants to the BAS program than there are available positions. Therefore, students are not guaranteed admission based on their completed application alone. Candidates will be considered based on several factors, including:

  • Advanced healthcare credentials (such as RHIT, CCS, RN, CPC, RRT, etc.)
  • Coursework completed in college-level STEM classes
  • College-level GPA
  • Military status
  • Coursework completed in leadership/management/human relations and communications
  • Work or volunteer experience in health care.


Thank you for your interest in TCC’s bachelor programs.  Application information for Fall 2023 cohorts will be released in January 2023.  Please check back regularly for BAS application information and guidance. 

In the meantime, you can learn more about each bachelor program by clicking on the link to the Admission Virtual Information Course.  Send any questions to 

Financial Aid 

As you prepare for potential acceptance into the HIM BAS program, we encourage you to plan for funding of your degree.  Make sure you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at . Our school code is 003796.  It is very important to complete your FAFSAs using accurate information.

Find out more about FINANCIAL AID. 

CAHIIM logoAccreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Tacoma Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

The College's accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027.

All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to:

200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL, 60601
Phone  312.235.3255

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) national accreditation examination.