CAHIIM Accredited HIM & HI Programs in California


California’s health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT) programs continue to meet the demands of the health care industry and evolving environment by offering accessible and affordable degreed programs and certificates in health information, health informatics, coding, cancer registry and other related fields. 

California’s health information programs aim to reach students wherever they live. These California-based Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)-accredited colleges and universities are offered in a variety of formats to meet individual needs.

View CAHIIM-accredited programs for a searchable directory of programs, including online programs.

journalFor the annual Focus on Education issue of the July/August 2020 CHIA Journal, CHIA asked CAHIIM-accredited colleges and universities to share what’s new and exciting, how they pivoted to provide distance education, and what opportunities lay ahead for the HIM community’s emerging professionals.

Read the article excerpt Focus on Education: Expanding Opportunities for California's Emerging Professionals


CAHIIM Accredited Programs in California

Bakersfield College
Program: Associate
Format: Online
Program Director: Heather Shaffstall, RHIA
Phone: (661) 395-4961
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305

City College of San Francisco
Program: Associate
Format: Campus and Online
Program Director: Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CPC
Phone: (415) 561-1818
1860 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Cosumnes River College
Program: Associate
Format: Online
Program Director: Kristen Borth, MS, RHIA
Phone: (916) 691-7452
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5704


Cypress College
Program: Associate
Format: Campus and Online
Program Director: Patricia Spitler, RHIA, FABC, BS
Phone: (714) 484-7308
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630

East Los Angeles College
Program: Associate
Format: Campus
Program Director: Monica Thurston, MBA, RHIA
Phone: (323) 780-6802
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754


Loma Linda University
Program: Baccalaureate
Format: Campus and Online
Program Director: Pauline Calla Cabanada, MBA, RHIA
Phone: (909) 558-4976
1905 Nichol Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Saddleback College
Program: Associate
Format: Online
Program Director: Safiah Mamoon, MS, RHIA, CPC
Phone: (949) 582-4974
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

San Diego Mesa College
Program: Associate and Baccalaureate
Format: Campus and Online
Program Director: Connie Renda, MA, RHIA, CHDA
Phone: (619) 388-2606
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111


Santa Barbara City College
Program: Associate
Format: Online
Interim Program Director: Lynette Williamson, EdD, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC, FAHIMA
Phone: (805) 965-0581, Ext. 3451
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Shasta College
Program: Associate and Baccalaureate
Format: Online
Program Director: Andrew Dowgiert, MS, RHIA
Phone: (530) 339-3606
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA, 96049

The University of Arizona Global Campus
Program: Baccalaureate
Format: Online
Program Director: Kathy Trawick, EdD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Phone: (800) 798-0584, Ext. 21850

8620 Spectrum Center Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92123

Fresno City College (Inactive)
Program: Associate
Format: Online
Program Director: Sarah Edwards, MA, RHIA
Phone: (559) 244-2641
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741