2-Year Degree

Associate's of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Learn technical functions such as coding diseases and operations, releasing medical information appropriately, maintaining statistical measures, using related computer application software and supervising employees. When you have finished this program, you are qualified to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) exam.

HIM classes are available online.
Complete assignments and homework when it's most convenient for you.
How to Apply

Curriculum Schedule

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.

Important Information

You will need to complete a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations before your PPE courses (HIM 2861).

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Health Information Technology
Prerequisites (6 credit hours)
  Course Title Credits
  HTHS 1101* Medical Terminology 2
  HTHS 1110* Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Core Requirements (30 credit hours)
  Course Title Credits
  HIM 2000 Introduction to Health Information Systems & Settings 4
  HIM 2250 Healthcare Privacy & Security 3
  HIM 2300 Diagnosis Coding 3
  HIM 2320 Ambulatory & Physician Office Coding 3
  HIM 2330 Healthcare Reimbursement 2
  HIM 2410  ICD-10-PCS Coding 2
  HIM 2500 Healthcare Data Management 3
  HIM 2861 Professional Practice Experience  2
  HIM 2862 Professional Practice Management 2
  HIM 2863 Professional Practice Experience in Coding 1
  HIM 3000 Health Informatics 3
  HIM 3300 Introduction to Quality Improvement 3
Support Courses Required (19-21 credit hours)
  Course Title Credits
  HTHS 1111* Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
  HTHS 2230 Intro to Pathophysiology 3
  HTHS 2240/3240 Intro to Pharmacology 3
  HAS 3000 The Health Care System 3
  WEB 1700 Microcomputer Applications 3
  WEB 1701 Intro to Word Processing 1
  WEB 1702 Intro to Windows & Databases 1
  WEB 1703 Intro to Spreadsheets 1
  MATH 1030 or demonstrated math competency by exam 3


*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.

View the full course catalog for more detailed information.




  • Content Analyst
  • Quality Improvement Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Coordinator
  • Transcriptionist
  • Implementation Support Specialist

Average Annual Salary (RHIT)


AAS and BS degree programs accredited by CAHIIM