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.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 186
Associate Degree Credit 103
COM 214 Public Speaking 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
HIM 320 Clinical Classification Systems Management 5
HIM 330 Healthcare Statistics and Research 4
HIM 340 Healthcare Reimbursement II 4
HIM 360 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Information III 4
HIM 370 Health Information Management II 4
HIM 420 Healthcare Information Systems 4
HIM 430 Healthcare Information Technology IV 4
HIM 440 Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 5
HIM 450 Applied Healthcare Management 4
HIM 480 Health Information Management Project 5
HIM 490 Health Information Management Practicum 8
HST 274 American Government 4
MTH 201 College Algebra 4
MGT 114 Business Organization and Management 4
MGT 274 Basic Supervision 4
MGT 304 Principles of Management 4
PHL 464 Ethics 4

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