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Health Information Technology

Business Management and Administration

Description

The Health Information Technology program allows students to experience the best of three emerging fields to include business management, information technology and health care. Students learn how to work in a variety of medical facilities and the importance of patient health information. They learn to adhere to the standards that ensure quality, integrity and protection of patient health information. Students receive specialized training and hands-on practice in subject matter that includes medical terminology, electronic health records, health insurance, patient billing, medical coding, financial operations and HIPAA compliance. Students have an opportunity to work with emerging technologies, experience hands-on applications in completing real-world projects and master the use of electronic management systems.

Application

Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).

Tuition

Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Secondary Student

Free

Post-secondary Student

In-district: $2.50 per hour

Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour

Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (600 hours)

Medical Office Procedures (210)
MS Office for Medical Professionals (120)
Patient Billing / Insurance (150)
Electronic Health Records (120)
Total (600)

Estimated time to complete: 10 months

Student Organization

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Schedule

Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Admissions Coordinator, Billing Coordinator, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Secretary, Patient Coordinator, Physician Office Specialist, Unit Secretary, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk – Approximate Pay Potential: $11-26 per hour (O*NET source: 43-6013.00 - Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants):

Cindy Adams

Cindy Adams

Health Information Management Instructor

Certifications

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

✅ CT Administrative Medical Assistant
National Healthcare Association (NHA):
✅ NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
✅ NHA Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Business Professionals of America

Student Projects

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