Colleges and Student Resources

The first step in your career planning process is to discover your interests and then match them to careers. If you have an interest in healthcare and information technology, health information management (HIM) may be the right career choice for you. As one of the fastest growing occupations in one of the fastest growing industries, a HIM career places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology.

Visit the American Health Information Management Association’s Health Information Careers website!

Education Programs

For a complete listing of the accredited HIM programs to include distance education programs, click here.

Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Phone: 410-777-7498
Program Coordinator:
Dana Carcano
Offers: Accredited Associate HIM Program

Baltimore City Community College Liberty Heights Campus
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-462-7735
Program Coordinator:
Jacqueline C. McNair, MA, RHIT
Offers: Health Information Technology Program

The Community College of Baltimore County
800 South Rolling Road
Building C HTEC room 110
Catonsville, MD 21228
Program Director: Susan Moylan, Intensive Training Director
Offers: Health Informatics and Information Technology A.A.S. Medical Coding Certificate

Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: 410-951-3970
Program Chairperson:
Mona Calhoun
Offers: Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Information Management

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: 240-500-2439
Program Coordinator: Tanda Emanuel

Kaplan College – Hagerstown Campus
18618 Crestwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: 301-766-3626
Acting Program Director:
Michelle Pittman, BSHCA, RHIT, EMT
Offers: Health Information Technology Degree and Medical Coding Certificate, and Medical Transcription

Montgomery College – Takoma Park Campus
7600 Takoma Avenue
HIT Program, Office HC 242
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 240-567-5521
Program Director:
Corinne Smith, MBA, RHIA, CCS
HIT Program Director
Offers: Health Information Technology Degree, Medical Coder/Abstractor/Biller Certificate

Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774
Phone: 301-322-0735
Program Director:
Tasha Green
Phone: 301-467-6456
Offers: Health Information Technology Degree and Medical/Coder Specialist Certificate

College of Southern Maryland
HIM Program Coordinator:
Phone: 301-934-7523
Fax: 301-934-7672

College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 800-447-5444

University of Maryland Global Campus
3501 University Blvd. East
Adelphi, MD 20783
Program Chair:
Mohammad Bajwa, PhD, RHIA, CPHIMS, CPHIT
Phone: 240-684-2471
Fax: 240-684-2403
Online Degree
Offers: Master of Science in Health Informatics Administration

If you’ve already earned a college degree and possess the prerequisites, you can earn a postgraduate certificate or second degree in HIM. The accredited HIM program in your area can provide more details. High school students considering a HIM career can begin a foundation with the following courses: business, computer science, English, math, biology and chemistry.

Financial aid is available to qualified students through the AHIMA Foundation, which offers both loans and scholarships. For more information, contact AHIMA or call the AHIMA scholarship hotline at 312-233-1128. For information on federally sponsored programs call Federal Student Financial Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243.