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Wait Lists and Add Codes

1. Classes without wait lists: If a class without a wait list is closed, you will need to monitor the schedule for an available opening. Please do not email the instructor for an add authorization code.

2.   Classes with wait lists: Once a class fills, you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist, as long as there are available positions on the wait list. Please do not email the instructor for an add authorization code. If the instructor can add you, he/she will send the add code to you. For more info on waitlists, go to

During the drop/add period which extends through the second week of the semester, the College permits students to drop/add courses; however, the HIT/CIM department limits enrollments during this period. Depending on the courses, an instructor may add students from the formal wait list during the first few days of classes. Please do not email the instructor for an add authorization code - they will not be given out to students who are not on the formal waitlist. Our courses are content-rich, and students need to be ready with all textbooks and other course materials on day one.

There may be very rare instances in which non-waitlisted students are issued add authorization codes. These are only issued when an administrative error impacted the student's ability to register for the course, or to reinstate a student into a course. Please exercise extreme caution when dropping/adding courses in Pipeline.

3.   If you register for a course that has pre- and/or co-requisite(s) which you are completing this semester through SBCC, and you do not successfully complete the pre- and/or co-requisite(s), the system will drop you from the course once Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 grades have been submitted.











Two California Community Colleges will be offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management (HIM) starting Fall, 2016!

At the March 16, 2015, California Community College Board of Governors meeting, the members voted unanimously to approve San Diego Mesa College’s Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor of Science degree as one of the fifteen community college pilot programs to be offered in the state. The HIM program received Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) approval.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management program provides accessible, high-quality industry-approved instruction designed to prepare students to work at a management level in a variety of healthcare settings including acute and subacute hospitals, outpatient clinics, government health agencies, and electronic health records industry vendors. The Health Information Management program is seeking accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam once the accreditation has been approved.

For more information visit: and

Apply today:

Mesa College

Shasta College








HIT/CIM Labor Statistics

The information below comes from the Labor Market Information provided by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) website
Health information Technology (HIT) and Cancer Information Management

May also be called: Clinical Data Specialists; Health Information Analysts; Health Information Management Specialists; Health Information Management Technicians; Health Information Specialists; Health Information Systems Technicians; Medical Record Technicians; Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT)

Specialties within this occupation include: Health Information Coders, Cancer Registrars

Salary Information: The average salary for Health Information Technicians is $49,000. 
Outlook: Faster than average growth is projected for Health Information Technicians. Qualified technicians completing a two-year study program should be able to obtain employment easily.
SBCC Offerings: A.S. Degrees in Health Information Technology and Cancer Information Management. Certificates in Cancer Information Management and Medical Coding Specialist.
EDD Occupational Guides:
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians: summarydetailed






Graduating This Spring?

Congratulations! Now What?
Earning your degree is the first step towards a successful career in HIM. But what comes next? To find out more about life after graduation, SAC member Sebrina Campbell recently interviewed Jamie Wilding, a coding and compliance specialist for Esse Health. Wilding is a new professional who graduated from Saint Louis University in 2010 with her BS in Health Information Management.
Click to read the interview.







CHIA Mentorship Program

CHIA’s Mentorship Program brings together seasoned HIM professionals with Student members, recent graduates, and other interested health information management (HIM) professionals in an online open and fluid environment. The California Mentorship Community of Practice (CoP) site is the platform for sharing information, experiences, and networking. This program is designed to promote dialogue and professional relationships between mentors and mentees, and is coordinated by the CHIA Mentorship Committee.
View or print the program flyer for more information.





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