Health Information Technology

hit cahiim accredited program seal        General Information for the H.I.T. Program



Accreditation and Certification

The HIT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  As a graduate, students are eligible to apply for writing the national examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).  For more information about the RHIT exam visit the AHIMA website.

Mission Statement

The mission of the HIT program at Saddleback College is to provide comprehensive and high quality courses that enable students to become proficient and innovative health information professionals, and to prepare students to pursue advanced learning opportunities in the health information field and become lifelong learners.

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the minimum of 60 units including the total units in the major, and general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualify the student for the Associate in Science degree.  A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College. 

To earn the Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Health Information Technology, students must complete BOTH HIT department requirements and General Education requirements.  A previous Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree does not automatically meet general education requirements.  All outside transcripts must be evaluated toward Saddleback College's requirements.  In order to be eligible for the RHIT credential, you must earn the A.S. degree from Saddleback College. 

General Education Requirements for Associate Degree
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in the course catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements.  Refer to and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.  Sample HIT road map with GE requirements

Schedule of Classes


Health Information Technology (HIT) Information Meeting

TBD  No reservations necessary.


 Applying to the HIT Program

Download the HIT Student Application form.

   For those applicants who do not reside in the U.S. :                                                                                                               
To enroll in the Saddleback H I T on-line program you will need to apply to the college  as a Non-Resident .  Do not  
check the "international student" option as that implies you would be attending classes on campus.


American Health Information Management Association

Articulation Agreement Clarkson

Articulation Agreement Stephens

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

HIT Powerpoint Presentation

HIT Road Map

HIT Student Handbook

HIT Tuition

Important Links



Safiah Mamoon, MS, RHIT, CPC View profile information for Safiah Mamoon
Department Chair/Program Director
Health Information Technology
(949) 582-4974                                                        

Paris B. Peck, MAView profile information for Peggy Dakin

Alicia Kirk View profile information for Peggy Dakin

Program Specialist
Health Information Technology
(949) 582-4581