Health Information Technology (AAS)

Health Information Management, AAS

The CAHIIM accredited Health Information Management (HIM AAS Degree program prepares students with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for managing and improving the quality of information within the healthcare delivery system with an emphasis on Data Management or Revenue Management. The degree focal points are the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) entry-level competencies.

Program Information

The Health Information Management Program (HIM) prepares students for a career in the expanding arena of healthcare meeting the cutting edge of technology. Registered Health Information Technicians (RHITs) are HIM professionals who work to ensure the quality of health records and health care data by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data to improve patient care and control healthcare costs. In addition, RHITs may specialize in specific HIM functions such as revenue cycle management, data management, research, or software development.

 Accepted students will start the program as part of a cohort in the fall semester.  After completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the RHIT and CCA exams offered by AHIMA.

How do I get started?

  1. Apply to Central Arizona College for admission
  2. You may be required to take a college placement exam and/or bring with you a copy of your unofficial transcript from an accredited college.
  3. Contact the Health Information Management Director for advisement and course registration: OR Schedule an appointment.
  4. Determine which emphasis you desire:  Data Management or Revenue Cycle Management
  5. Complete and send your HIM program application and supporting documents to
  6. Complete HIM program prerequisites

Applications being accepted now for Fall 2024 Start.

Health Information Management Program (HIM) Application 2023 ( PDF )

HIM Program Checklist ( PDF )

HIM Handbook

Program Contact

Sandra Brightwell

Dr. Sandra Brightwell, RHIA, FAHIMA
Director of Health Information Management
Phone: 480-677-7798
Schedule an appointment.

Regina Kraus Image

Regina Kraus, MSA, RHIA, CDIP, BCSC
Professor of Health Information Management
Phone: 520-494-6621