NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - Online Program

Program: health information management, Bs (online)

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. HIM organizes and manages health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. Health Information managers regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.

Admission Criteria

Transfer Students:

  1. Apply to GVSU
  2. Complete a Secondary Application to HIM
  3. Priority Application deadline for Fall 21: March 4th (late applications from qualified students will be accepted until all seats in the program have been filled)
  4. Cumulative GPA - 2.5 or higher
  5. 45 or more completed credits with a 2.0 or higher - BIO 227, BIO 228 and HAH 101 must be part of these 45 credits with a 2.0.
  6. GVSU will accept a maximum of 62 credits from a community college toward this major. 58 credits must be taken from a 4 year college or university, with a minimum of 30 credits from GVSU.
  7. Students should contact a GVSU advisor early to establish an academic plan while at NMC
  8. UC Contact:
    1. Phone: 231-995-1785
    2. Email: nminfo@gvsu.edu
    3. Schedule an appointment
  9. GVSU Pledge Program for Free Tuition for Qualified MI Residents

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates. Refer to GVSU's general education guide: gvsu.edu/gened/ if you do not complete MTA.

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 246, ENG 247, ENG 254, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 101, HST 102, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 114, ENG 242, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111.


Natural Science


BIO 115/L Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology


BIO 227/L Anatomy & Physiology (2.0 required)


BIO 228/L Anatomy & Physiology (2.0 required)


Select 1 course, not BIO,  from the Group 1 Natural Science list


Social Science


Select a total of 6 credits representing two departments from the Group 1 Social Science list (It may be one of the courses listed below)


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.


GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): SOC 201, SOC 220.




MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra


MTH 131 Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirements


CIT 100 Intro to Computers in Business


CIT 140 .Net Application Programming (no longer offered but may be used if taken previously)


CIT 178 Relational Databases


CIT 213 Networking Technologies


HAH 101 Medical Terminology (2.0 required)


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023