Health Information Management (HIM) students 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 the on-campus and online Health Information Management degree program study diagnosis and procedure coding, health information management, healthcare reimbursement, legal aspects of health information and health information technology.


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 Hours186
Associate Degree Credit103
COM 214Public Speaking4
ENG 102Composition II4
HIM 320Clinical Classification Systems Management5
HIM 330Healthcare Statistics and Research4
HIM 340Healthcare Reimbursement II4
HIM 360Legal Aspects of Healthcare Information III4
HIM 370Health Information Management II4
HIM 420Healthcare Information Systems4
HIM 430Healthcare Information Technology IV4
HIM 440Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology5
HIM 450Applied Healthcare Management4
HIM 480Health Information Management Project5
HIM 490Health Information Management Practicum8
HST 274American Government4
MTH 201College Algebra4
MGT 114Business Organization and Management4
MGT 274Basic Supervision4
MGT 304Principles of Management4
PHL 464Ethics4

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