Health Information Technology
and
Health Information Management
GENERAL INFORMATION 
  
As a result of Senate Bill 850, Shasta College is one of 15 schools that received approval from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to offer a bachelor’s degree program at the community college 
level as part of the Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program.  Shasta College was chosen to offer the 
baccalaureate degree in the rapidly growing field of Health Information Management (HIM).  
 
There are two separate programs included in Shasta College's Health Information programs:
 
Health Information Technology Program consists of the first two years of the program and results in an Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology and prepares the graduate to apply for national certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Shasta College’s Health Information Technology Program is an open-enrollment program typical of community college programs.  This program consists of 41 units in the core courses of the program.  It is recommended that students follow the course sequence to maximize  learning and success in the program.  

 
Health Information Management Program consists of educational courses in the third and fourth year at upper division level that result in a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Health Information Management.  This additional educational preparation prepares the graduate to apply for national certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Enrollment to the Health Information Management degree program will be based on cohort enrollment.  Students applying for the program will be required to enroll in all of the courses in sequence prescribed for the semester.  Upon successful completion, the students will enroll in the next set of courses in the following semester and so on until they have completed the degree program.

 

As part of the development of the Health Information Technology and Health Information Management Programs, Shasta College will be applying for accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Health Information and Informatics Management (CAHIIM).  Upon accreditation, students who graduate from Shasta College's Health Information Technology and Health Information Management programs will be eligible to apply for certification.
 
 
 
 
Students, at their expense, are required to have a physical examination and demonstrate proof of  immunity prior to entering the Clinical experience component of the Health Information Technology and Health Information Management programs. Students must also comply with drug testing and background clearance requirements for clinical placements.


HIT/HIM Programs Interest List
If you would like to be added to an interest list for the Associate in Science Health Information Technology program or the Bachelor's of Science Health Information Management program, please complete the following form and we will notify you via e-mail when additional program information becomes available. Please note, this is NOT a wait list for the program(s), only a list for individuals interested in career training for the selected program(s), and who would like additional information as it becomes available. This list will in NO way determine your position in this program, nor will it give you priority registration.


 

Maintaining Contact with Health Sciences
The Health Sciences Division has found that the most reliable method of communication with persons in our programs or applicants to our programs is through email.  Therefore, if you have applied or are currently enrolled in one of our programs, please make sure that we have your current contact information -- especially email address -- by filling out our online Contact Information Change Form or by including legible contact information in your application. For questions before applying for a program, please call (530) 339-3606.
 
Click here for the Contact Information Change Form 

 

 

 
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