Students in Sullivan’s online Associate Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) program can begin their career by earning a certificate in coding. Along with an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential, the medical coding certificate prepares you for jobs in all types of medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, and other industry-related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.

Health information technology (HIT) professionals with an associate degree pursue registration through the AHIMA as registered health information technicians (RHIT). RHITs are responsible for the quality of patient health information in acute care hospitals, physician offices, and other outpatient facilities.

Students in this program study diagnosis and procedure coding, health information management, healthcare reimbursement, legal aspects of health information and health information technology.

Sullivan University’s Associate Degree in Health Information Management program prepares students for jobs in all types of medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, and other industry-related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.

Now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, this program is the perfect way to learn quickly and earn the career you deserve.


The Health Information Management (HIM) program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology with pharmacology, medical terminology, ICD-9-CM and ICD-9-CM coding, ICD-10-PCS coding, CPT and HCPCS coding, as well as reimbursement methodologies. Legal aspects of HIM are covered, as well as information technology and health information management.


Sullivan University’s HIM program promotes student success by focusing on engagement between faculty and student, teaching with primary resources, and encouraging students to use critical thinking to solve problems.


103 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours103
BIO 202Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab6
BIO 204Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab6
BUS 224Professional Development4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ENG 101Composition I4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
HIM 101Medical Terminology I4
HIM 110Pathophysiology with Pharmacology I4
HIM 120Health Information Technology I4
HIM 130CPT Procedure Coding I4
HIM 141ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding I4
HIM 150Healthcare Reimbursement4
HIM 160Legal Aspects of Health Information I4
HIM 170Health Information Management4
HIM 220Health Information Technology II4
HIM 230CPT Procedure Coding II5
HIM 241ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding II5
HIM 250Healthcare Statistics4
HIM 260Legal Aspects of Health Information II4
HIM 270ICD-10-PCS Coding5
HIM 280Health Information Technology Review4
HIM 290Health Information Practicum4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
PSY 214Introduction to Psychology4
General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours)4
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.

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