Health Information Clerk I & II

What will this program do for me?

This certificate program prepares students for technical positions in medical record/health information departments, ambulatory, long-term/rehabilitation, psychiatric/drug rehabilitation, home health, hospice, cancer registries, pharmaceutical companies, and other health care settings. Employment opportunities include organizing analyzing, and technically evaluating medical records to establish standards; maintaining and using a variety of indices and storage retrieval systems; controlling the usage and release of health information; abstracting health data and compiling statistics for health care; and coding of records according to specific classification systems.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?
Employment opportunities include filing and retrieval of records, storage and retention activities, data entry functions, admitting and registration tasks, filing of transcribed documents, clerical support services for health information departments, transcription, and other health care settings.

How much can I earn in this career?
$12.00 - $15.00 an hour to start. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take?
One to two semesters if you attend full time, or two to four semesters if you attend part time. Go to Program Curriculum for specific course requirements.

Where will classes be held?
John Adams Campus. Please check the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

Where do I get more information?
John Adams Campus, Room 115, or contact Marie Conde, program advisor,, (415) 561-1818.

What time of day are classes offered?
Fall semester classes are offered during the day and spring semester classes are offered both during the day and evening. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

When do classes start?
Spring semester classes start in January and fall semester classes start in August. Check the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

What are the requirements for certification.
Completion of all courses within the HIT curriculum with a "C" grade or higher and a grade point average of 2.0. Please refer to Program Curriculum for specific requirement information.

How do I enroll?
For new students, click here to apply for admission. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285. Next, take the City College Placement Test and attend the program orientation. You must then arrange for an appointment with an advisor. You may also enroll on the first day of classes after meeting with the program advisor. Bring your placement scores and unofficial transcripts for any classes you have completed.

How much money can I expect to spend?
Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3577. (Books and supplies are generally $200 - $250).