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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Health Information Specialist (KHI2)


The Health Information Specialist training program prepares students to work in the medical records offices of hospitals, larger medical clinics, doctors' offices, and insurance companies. It provides basic clerical training in computer concepts, customer service, business communications, word processing, spreadsheets, job-seeking skills, medical terminology, medical office software, electronic health records, medical law and ethics, and HIPAA Certification. This curriculum includes an 80-hour cooperative externship at a medical facility in the medical records department. 

Certificate of Proficiency: 645 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 9-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • 43-6013.00 Medical Secretary

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-3354. 

Required Courses (645 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KAOS 0251
Title Customer Service
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KAOS 0246
Title Business Communication
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KAOS 0189
Title Word Processing
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Course KAOS 0191
Title Spreadsheets
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Course KMCB 0121
Title Medical Terminology
Clock Hours 40
Semester A
Course KMCB 0140
Title Medical Office Software
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KMCB 0310
Title Medical Law & Ethics
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KMCB 0165
Title Electronic Health Records
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KMCB 0242
Title HIS Externship
Clock Hours 80
Semester A

Program Requirements

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: N/A
  • Student Fees: N/A
  • Lab Fees: N/A
  • Books/Supplies: N/A

Total Estimated Cost: N/A 

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Mon-Thu 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Financial Aid


Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 to 24 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 6.5
  • Keyboarding speed of 30 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing
  • 10 Key speed of 5,000 sph (strokes per hour) on a 5-minute timing with 98% accuracy

Need a little help with keyboarding or 10 key? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Health Information Specialist


  • Stand for long periods of time. Lift or move up 50 lbs.
  • Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.