CAHIIM-Accredited HIM Programs (South Carolina Colleges)

In order to sit for the AHIMA RHIT and RHIA certification exams, you MUST first be enrolled in your final semester as a senior in good standing OR be a graduate of an associate (2-year) or bachelor’s  (4-year, BA or BS) degree program that is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  There are NO exceptions made for these certification exam requirements through AHIMA.  Experience and alternative degrees are not accepted.

The following programs are based in South Carolina and are currently in good standing as approved degree programs with CAHIIM (reviewed January 2016).  To check the current status of any program, please visit CAHIIM’s website at www.cahiim.org.

Associates Degree

Florence Darlington Technical College

Program Level:  Associate

320 West Cheves Street
P.O. Box 100548 – Office 359
Florence, SC 29502-0548

Program Director: Rozella Gillard, RHIT
Phone: 843-661-8186
Email: rozella.gillard@fdtc.edu

Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of the Degree Program: No

Midlands Technical College

Program Level:  Associate

1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170

Program Director: Jennifer Hughes, RHIA
Phone: 803-822-3618
Email: hughesj@midlandstech.edu

Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of the Degree Program: No

Greenville Technical College

Program Level:  Associate

P.O. Box 5616
Greenville, SC 29606

Program Director: Lisa Seibert, RHIA, CCS
Phone: 864-250-3050
Email: lisa.seibert@gvltec.edu

Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online
Certificate of the Degree Program: No

Baccalaureate Degree

University of South Carolina Upstate

Program Level:  Baccalaureate

800 University Way
Media Building, Room 206
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Program Director: Nick Rouse, MS, MBA, EdD, RHIA
Phone: 864-503-5562
Email: nrouse@uscupsate.edu

Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of the Degree Program: No

Western Governors University

Program Level:  Baccalaureate

4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Program Director: Jasmine Agnew, MHIIM, RHIA
Phone: 385-428-4675
Email: jasmine.agnew@wgu.edu

Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of the Degree Program: No