Application Instructions




Connie Renda
Program Director/Assistant Professor
Health Information Technology
Health Information Management
Office S-308

Dean of Health Sciences and Public Service
Office S-300

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111
Bachelor's Degree


Application Instructions


Applicants must complete the following:

  1. Apply online to San Diego Mesa College
  2. Complete the application packet for the Health Information Management Baccalaureate
  3. Submit an online application for Health Information Management through the Allied Health Department.
    Application period for Fall 2019 is from February 1-April 30

    Health Information Management Program PDFOnline Application Guidelines

  4. Request official transcripts be sent directly to the San Diego Community College District. See "Submission of Transcripts" section @ SDCCD Evaluations

    Note: If you have attended City, Mesa, or Miramar Colleges, you do not have to submit an official transcript. Your transcript will be obtained directly from the records office on your behalf.

The Application Packet

A complete application packet includes the following requirements:

  1. Statement of Interest

    (12 point font, double spaced, recommended length 500 words) 
    Please explain why you would like to be admitted to the health information management program. What are your career aspirations in the HIM field?

  2. Two References
    A list of two references including one faculty member and one person currently working in the field of health information.
    The information listed for each reference must include:
    • Email Address
    • Cellphone Number
    • Work Telephone Number
  3. Unofficial Transcripts

Screening Process

Students with complete applications will be placed on a “qualified applicants” list. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered. The program admits up to 32 students. Completion of all designated prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

All "qualified applicants" will have their application packet evaluated using a scoring rubric. The top candidates will be sent an invitation to interview. The interviews will include a written exercise.

To Cancel/Withdraw

Any candidate wishing to withdraw or cancel their application must provide immediate communication via email to Special Admissions.

Special Admissions, I4-102

Jim Arnegard,
Dulce Carolina Lopez,
Karina Sandoval,