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Health Information Management Transfer Guide for Northwestern Michigan College

Ferris Program: Health Information Management
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Health Professions
Transfer School: Northwestern Michigan College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 124
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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39 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 221 Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Decision Making 3 No Equivalent
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENG 111
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENG 112
    ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115  Intermediate Algebra  MTH 111 
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    BIOL 109 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 BIO 106 and
    BIO 106L
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives (Consult Advisor) 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies

College Requirements

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85 Credits Required

 
  •  College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COHP 101 The United States Health Care System 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1 No Equivalent
    COHP 350 Statistics in Health Care 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 450 Evidence-Based Health Care 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    58 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MRIS 101 Introduction to Health Information Systems 4 No Equivalent
    MRIS 103 Medical Terminology 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 121 Health Information Statistics 2 No Equivalent
    MRIS 122 Health Information Concepts 4 No Equivalent
    MRIS 204 ICD-10-CM Coding 4 No Equivalent
    MRIS 205 ICD-10-PCS Coding 4 No Equivalent
    MRIS 209 Quality Management in Health Care 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 210 Fundamentals of Disease Processes 4 No Equivalent
    MRIS 211 CPT Coding 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 220 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Information Management 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 221 Foundations of Reimbursement 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 261 Health Information Technology Review 1 No Equivalent
    MRIS 293 Professional Practice 1 6 No Equivalent
    MRIS 402 Health Information Management Principles 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 461 Health Information Management Review 1 No Equivalent
    MRIS 493 Professional Practice 2 10 No Equivalent
  •  Professional Support Courses

    17 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ISYS 105 Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 CIT 100
    COHP 300 Health Informatics 3 No Equivalent
    HCSA 310 Health Care Finance 2 3 No Equivalent
    HCSA 336 Health Care Supervisory Practices 3 No Equivalent
    MRIS 345 Health Information Technology and Health Information Management Internship Orientation 1 No Equivalent
    HSCA 474 Health Care Strategic Application 4 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Health Professions
Department of Health Administration and Health Information
(231) 591-2270
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - Northwestern Michigan College
(231) 995-1734
[email protected]

Ferris Online
(231) 591-2340
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.70 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.69 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950 OR 3.0 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and Composite ACT 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. 
  • Complete all course requirements necessary to complete the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Health Information Technology program at Ferris State University or related Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. 
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].