Health Information Management (HIM)

Health Information Managment (HIM)

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Why Study Health Information Management?

The Health Information Management (HIM) program at Central Oregon Community College prepares students for local or national employment opportunities in the medical field, information management and computer technology. It includes more than 40 work settings and more than 125 job titles. Salaries are continually increasing due to the high demand for HIM professionals.

All Health Information Management classes are offered ONLINE to provide flexibility for distance learners and working students. See HIM Registration Information for more information.


The Health Information Management Program guides and supports students to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully enter the Health Information Management professional workforce.

Video overview of the Health Information Management (HIM) Program at COCC


HIM Program Objectives

Professional Behavior and Ethics

Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will demonstrate behavior consistent with the AHIMA Code of Ethics.

Health Informatics

Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to demonstrate the use of data and analytics in the quality improvement process in order to meet the needs of the changing health care environment.

Applied Skills

Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to apply principals of anatomy, physiology, diagnosis/procedural coding, and billing and reimbursement within an electronic environment.


Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to utilize leadership skills to facilitate change, build teams, mentor and engage stakeholders in the healthcare environment.

Technical Writing

Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to apply professional writing skills to create documents relative to health information management.


Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to communicate with others in a collaborative and professional manner in order to foster a mutually supportive environment.

Registered Health Information Technician, Medical Coding, Medical Office Specialist... The future of health information management is at your fingertips.

COCC's HIM graduates rank as some of the top in the country.  Offering both certificate and degree options, COCC's HIM program trains students in data management, healthcare privacy and security, medical coding, medical billing, etc. preparing them for careers in ambulatory and hospital facilities as well as long-term care and medical consulting firms.

COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

For more information, contact the Health Information Management office at: 541-383-7717


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CAHIIM Accreditation

The Health Information Management Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. 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

*Graduates of the COCC HIM program with an AAS degree in Health Information Management are eligible to take the national credential exams for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA).



Learn more about the Health Information Management field. HIM Resources.