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.

Applications are being accepted for entry in Fall 2022.

The application period is open now.

Priority placement will be based upon eligibility, date of application, and space available. Applicants will be notified of admission into the HIM BAS program via their TCC email and will be asked to confirm their acceptance of admission. Applicants will receive a response within 30 days of application submission.

Please Note: Admission policies are subject to change. Applications will be accepted under the terms in place at the time an application is received by the BAS Department. It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep up-to-date on any changes that may affect his/her qualifications for acceptance. 

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.