Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology Program

Mesa College’s Health Information Technology program is a CAHIIM-accredited program that provides you with the technical skills you need to maintain patient information and promote the smooth operation of hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Keeping you up to date with the way today’s technology promotes digital records’ usability, you will learn how to manage information databases and software to encourage better communication between patients, medical providers, and insurers. You will benefit from experiential-learning and directed clinical practice in health care facilities (following a background check) and put your knowledge of medical terminology and classifications into practice with real patients. During your last semester in the program, you will have the opportunity to prepare for the RHIT Certification Exam and ensure your readiness to begin your professional career as a Registered Health Information Technician.

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CAHIIM seal of accreditationThe Health Information Technology program accreditor of San Diego Mesa College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associates degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

As published in the CAHIIM Annual Report from 2020—2021

  • Graduation rate: 77%
  • Employment rate: 92%
  • RHIT pass rate: 82%

Program Learning Outcomes


At San Diego Mesa College, this program is overviewed by an Advisory Committee.

View the Health Information Technology Program Policy Manual.

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Tina Recalde
Cassandra Storey Dean School of Health Services & Public Service
Connie Renda
Connie Renda, MA, RHIA, CHDA Program Director / Assistant Professor Health Information Technology Health Information Management 619-388-2606 S-308
Francisco Blas
Francisco Blas Special Admissions 619-388-2684
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