CIM Programs

Cancer Information Management (CIM) Associate Degree & Certificate Programs

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) offers two completely online Internet-based programs in Cancer Information Management (CIM). The first is an Associate in Science (AS) degree in CIM and the second is a certificate program for those who already have earned an AS degree or who plan to by 2010 as required by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).

Both programs were developed with the sponsorship of the California Cancer Registrars Association, Inc. (CCRA) to ensure that all Cancer Registry professionals have the required knowledge for excellence in the field. The CIM online curriculum is accredited by NCRA as a formal education program that meets the eligibility requirements to sit for the national CTR certification examination.

The online classroom, in the WebCT Vista System delivered via Moodle, is always open. Learning activities include: required readings; lectures; online discussions; site visits; individual and group projects; assignments; and assessments in the form of quizzes, exams, and lesson evaluations. Coursework has specific due dates within the semester. An SBCC faculty member (a CTR) directs each class and is available to work with students and answer questions. A final, onsite supervised practicum completes the series of courses for either the AS degree or certificate.

Santa Barbara City College enrollment and out-of-state fee information is available at The special rate previously available to out-of-state students is no longer available.

You can also contact SBCC at:

HIT/CIM Office at or 805/965-0581 x2851