Education

NJHIMA offers numerous continuing education offering through face-to-face meetings.

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 AHIMA Career & Student Center (click here) for information about education and assistance from AHIMA.

Colleges

You need to complete either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in HIM from an accredited institution to be eligible for the RHIA or RHIT credentialing examination. The list below identifies the accredited HIT and HIA programs in New Jersey. These programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM), an independent accrediting organization.

Be sure to review information regarding the NJHIMA scholarship.

Health Information Administration Programs

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
65 Bergen Street - SSB 350
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973.972.4356
Program Director: Barbara Manger, MPA, RHIA CCS, FAHIMA
Programs Offered:

BS Health Information Management (124 credits)
2nd BS Health Information Management (61 credits)
Post Baccalaureate Certificate (46 credits)
Certificate in Medical Coding (21 credits)
Health Care Compliance Certificate (12 credits)

Health Information Technology Programs

Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road

Lincroft, NJ 07738
Phone: 732.224.1886
Program Director: Maureen Dellocono, RHIA
Programs Offered:

AAS Health Information Technology
Camden County College
200 N. Broadway, Room 220

Camden, NJ 08012
Phone: 856.968.1331
Program Director: Linda Mesko, MS, RHIA
Programs Offered:

AAS Health Information Technology
Medical Coding Certificate (AHIMA/PCAP Approved)
DeVry University
630 US Highway One

North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: 732.729.3924
Program Director: Greg Zaleski, RHIA
Programs Offered:

AAS Health Information Technology (on line only)
Medical Billing and Coding (on line only)
Passaic County Community College
1 College Blvd.

Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: 973.684.6297
Program Director: Lisa DeLiberto, MS, RHIA
Raritan Valley Community College
Hunterdon Hall – Office: H-200

118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Ph: 908.526.1200 x8630
Program Director: Kathy Reilly, RHIT, CHTS-PW
Programs Offered:

AAS Health Information Technology
12 month online Medical Coding Certificate Program
Rowan College at Burlington County
601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Rd.

Pemberton, NJ 08068
Phone: 609.894.9311 ext. 1799
Program Director: Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Programs Offered:

AAS Health Information Technology
Coding Certificate Program
EHR Certificate Program
AAS Cancer Registry Management
Certificate in Cancer Registry Management