"Advanced Education and Training, Skilled Healthcare Professionals, A Better Healthcare System!"

Tougaloo College presents a Post Baccalaureate Certification Program, Health Informatics Management and Systems (HIMS). HIMS is a 6 month online certification program that will give students the education and practical experience needed to work at the forefront of the healthcare industry.

All students enrolled in the HIMS program will take the Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) Examinations. This exam will confirm that a candidate’s experience and skills are ready to meet the nation’s need for health information technology workers. The examination fee of $299.00 will be in addition to the cost of the program. Examinations must be taken to be at the completion of the six-month  module.  

The HIMS Certification Program is open to all professionals who wish to pursue a career in health information management. Graduates will be equipped to manage a health care organization successfully.


  • Medical Terminology
  • Terminology for Health IT
  • Legal Aspect of Privacy and Security
  • Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement
  • EHR Practicum 1 & 2: American Health Information Management Association

Application Process

  1. Complete online application form: https://www.tougaloo.edu/sites/default/files/page-files/TC--HIMS-Application.pdf
  2. Submit official transcripts with GPA 3.0+
  3. Submit resume
  4. Submit a Statement of Purpose (1 page typed, explanation why and how you will benefit)
  5. Pay non-refundable $35 application fee (payable to Tougaloo College HIMS Program)
  6. Pay CHTS Exam Fee - $299.00 (non-refundable) in addition to the tuition

Contact Information

We are here to help you. For more information contact:

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Health Informatics Management and Systems Program
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Campus Location:
Blackmon Administration Building, First Floor

Pamela Russ, Ph.D.
Division Dean