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Earn your Health Information degree in Northern California at Empire College!

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, employment opportunities for medical professionals continue to rise. With Empire College’s Health Information degree program, you can address these growing healthcare needs by ensuring that patient care and the day-to-day practices of a healthcare facility function efficiently and run smoothly.

Our Santa Rosa Health Information degree program is one of the concentration choices within the Specialized Associate Degree – Medical Assistant program, along with Phlebotomy and Clinical Medical Assistant. Health information professionals are responsible for keeping accurate medical records and ensuring that patients are provided with the utmost quality of care.

Objective: Our California Health Information Associate degree courses are designed to help you gain the critical skills to properly handle both clinical and administrative tasks in a variety of healthcare settings. We also incorporate expanded focus on current medical issues, such as laws, ethics and transcription, to give you a comprehensive understanding of the medical industry as a whole. A 168-hour externship is included.

Further duties of a health information professional include managing and modifying patient records with pertinent information regarding diagnoses, electronic records management, medical histories, symptoms, treatment outcomes, and various types of medical coding.

Upon graduation from our health information program in Santa Rosa, you should be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder, Apprentice Status (CPC-A) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam and the California Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant exam to become a certified medical assistant.

Program Length: 7 quarters
Specialized (Occupational) Associate Degree awarded upon successful completion of all health information program graduation requirements.

This health information technology program includes the following courses:

  • HIPAA and Electronic Records Management
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Information
  • Injections and Surgical Assisting
  • EKGs and Capillary Puncture
  • Phlebotomy and Urinalysis
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Insurance Coding
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Management Communications
  • And many more comprehensive courses!

Become a vital member of an exciting, in-demand healthcare team with our healthcare degree in California! Click here to view a course outline for the Health Information program.


"During 2012 we hired three Empire College medical administrative graduates for our billing and patient accounts functions. It is good having Empire’s Career Placement professionals as a reliable local resource for quality candidates."
- Jessica Vignone, PHR,Office Manager, Health Services Integration