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TRANSFER GUIDELINES FOR THE BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN Health Information Management

Information about Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU. Please note that transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts. The guidelines below will provide a good indication of expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Please contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts have been received and you have not received an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for Business, Information Technology, or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College. 

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER CREDIT: 

  • Must be college level from an Institutional Accreditor (as listed by the U.S. Department of Education). For a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies, see: CLICK HERE 
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better. 
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study. 
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements. 

​COURSES SATISFIED BY AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS). 
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution. (Accrediting agency recognized by The U.S. Department of Education) 
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study. 
  • Requirement Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.

The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements. 

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General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satified by an Associate's or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(4)
Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

One course in English Composition, equivalent to 3 units. Business Writing and Technical Writing cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for English Composition I. 

Written CompositionC456English Composition II3

​A second, sequential course in English Composition, equivalent to 3 units. Business Writing and Technical Writing cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for English Composition II. 

Communication ApplicationsC168Critical Thinking and Logic3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in critical thinking, reasoning, argument or logic.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

​One course in Communication or Speech, equivalent to 3 units.

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

​One course in the Humanities, equivalent to 3 units (literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics, or religious studies). Cannot be filled by an AAS degree. 

History and GovernmentC181Survey of United States Constitution and Government3

​​One course U.S. Government, and the US Constitution. *Can be satisfied by a Bachelor’s Degree. Cannot be satisfied be degree in the Special Education program. 

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(3)
Quantitative ReasoningC463Intermediate Algebra3

​One course in Intermediate Algebra or higher. 

Quantitative ReasoningC278College Algebra4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units at or above College Algebra level (including Trigonometry, Calculus or Linear Algebra).

Statistical ReasoningC459Introduction to Probability and Statistics3

One course in Statistics.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
Social/Behavioral SciencesC180Introduction to Psychology3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the Behavioral Sciences (anthropology, psychology or sociology). 

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in an General Biology.

Life ScienceC107Anatomy and Physiology I4

​​One course equivalent to 4 units in Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab. Can be satisfied by a CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Management. 

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Lower Division Core

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satified by an Associate's or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Core Courses in the Major ‎(3)
C483Principles of Management4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in management or leadership principles.

C715Organizational Behavior3

​One upper division course, equivalent to 3 units or more in Organizational Behavior.

C182Introduction to IT4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Introduction to IT. Can be satisfied by an associates or bachelor’s degree in IT.

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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

The group below cannot be satified by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(17)
C176Business of IT - Project Management4

​One course in Project Management or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, MCTS: Enterprise Project Management (70-633) or MCITP: Enterprise Project Management.

C804Medical Terminology3
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in medical terminology. *The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification, or health-Science license, is presented. Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.
C805Pathophysiology3
One course in pathophysiology or disease concepts (the study of human disease processes), equivalent to 3 units. The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification, or health-Science license is presented. Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.
C799Healthcare Ecosystems3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Healthcare Delivery. Student must present a degree in Health Informatics from a CAHIIM accredited program for transfer. 

C801Health Information Law and Regulations4

In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a degree in Health Information Management from a CAHIIM accredited program.

C763Healthcare Information Systems Management3
One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Information Systems Management. In order to transfer courses in this section for the Healt Information Management Program, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate level program..

C800Introduction to Healthcare IT Systems4

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in either Introduction to IT or Healthcare IT Systems. *Course can be satisfied by an associates or bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Healthcare Information Management. This course must have been taken with the past 2 years to be considered for transfer.

C803Data Analytics and Information Governance4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Health Data Management. In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate program..

C806Introduction to Pharmacology3

One course in pharmacology, equivalent to 3 units. The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification, or health-Science license is presented. Can be satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology.

C808Classification Systems4

One of the following certifications: AHIMA CCA, AHIMA CCS AHIMA RHIT, AAPC CPC, AAPC COC, or AAPC CIC; or two coding/classification courses taken in the last two years.

C810Foundations in Healthcare Data Management3

​One Database Course or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Specialist/ Database Design Specialist (1D0-441 or 1D0-541) or certification in one of the following areas: MCDBA, MCTS: SQL Server (70-463, 70-463), MCSA: SQL Server 2012, MCSE: Data Platform, MCSE: Business Intelligence, MSCE: SQL Server 2012, MCITP: Bus Intell Dev, MCITP: Database Dev, MCITP: Database Admin, MCA: Database, MTA: Database Fundamentals (98-364), Oracle 9i Admin Linux Special or 10g Linux Database Admin, IBM DB2, IBM Certified Database Associate, IBM Certified Database Administrator, IBM Certified Application Developer, or IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator. 

C816Healthcare System Applications4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in either Business of IT Applications or Healthcare Systems Applications. Can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in Healthcare Management. Must have been completed or renewed within the past 2 years. to be considered for transfer. The 2 year transfer requirement is waived if a non-expired RHIT certification is presented.In order to transfer courses in this section, a student must present a course from a CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate program..

C509Professional Practice Experience and Portfolio - Technical Level3

Satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

C717Business Ethics3

Satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

C802Foundations in Healthcare Information Management4

CAHIIM AAS in Heath Information Management.

C807Healthcare Compliance3

Satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

C812Healthcare Reimbursement4

Satisfied by an CAHIIM accredited AAS in Health Information Technology. This course is only available for transfer with a transfer articulation agreement with WGU and the degree associated with the articulation agreement. Please use this link to explore articulations: https://partners.wgu.edu/

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may not be satified by transfer credit or degree. 

  
  
  
  
C504Professional Practice Experience and Portfolio - Management Level4
C811Healthcare Financial Resource Management4
C813Healthcare Statistics and Research3
C815Quality and Performance Management and Methods4
C818Health Information Management Capstone4
C820Professional Leadership & Communication for Healthcare2


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