Health Information Technology


General education requirements for AAS degree vary and are specified by each program. Students should consult with an advisor before selecting educational courses. Contact the health information management programs coordinator at 801-626-7242 for an advisement appointment and/or a course catalog.

Important information for all students

You will need to complete a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations before your Professional Practice Experiences (HIM 2861 and HIM 2862)

Course Requirements

Prerequisites (6 credit hours)
  Hths 1101* Medical Terminology 2
  Hths LS1110* Biomedical Core I 4
Core Requirements (31 credit hours)
  HIM 2000 Introduction to Health Information 3
  HIM 2250 Healthcare Privacy & Security 3
  HIM 2300 Diagnosis Coding 3
  HIM 2320 Ambulatory & Physician Office Coding 3
  HIM 2330 Classification Systems Topics & Reimbursement 2
  HIM 2410 ICD-10-PCS Coding 2
  HIM 2500 Healthcare Database Management & Security 3
  HIM 2861 (2nd year) Professional Practice Experiences I 2
  HIM 2862 (2nd year) Professional Practice Experiences II 2
  HIM 2863 Professional Practice Experience in Coding 1
  HIM 3000 Computer Applications in Health Care 3
  HIM 3300

Introduction to Quality Improvement in Health Care

Support Courses Required (19-21 credit hours)
  Hths 1111* Biomedical Core II 4
  Hths 2230 Intro to Pathophysiology 3
  Hths 2240/3240 Intro to Pharmacology 3
  HAS 3000 The Health Care System 3
  TBE 1700 Computer Literacy 3
  MATH 1030 or demonstrated math competency by exam 3
  Hths 1108 Biocalculation in Health Science 5
  HIM 3200 Epidemiology & Biostatistics 5

*Students with no college experience may be more successful if they take their first basic course or two, such as human anatomy and human physiology, in a traditional campus setting before starting the online courses.