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Certificate of Technical Studies in Health Information Technology

Learning Outcomes

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Health Information Technology will be able to:

  1. discuss application of management theory to real world and hypothetical situations;
  2. utilize innovative technologies in the management of information;
  3. investigate, critically analyze, and solve issues relating to the legal and ethical principles of basic healthcare and information technology; and
  4. interpret and convey technical and medical information using written, digital, and oral forms of communication.

Specific Degree Information

The goal of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Health Information Technology allows students to develop the skills and qualities needed to fulfill the multifaceted role of an information technology specialist in the healthcare field. Students will develop the attitudes and principles which will encourage continuing growth in a profession that is rapidly expanding in scope and the healthcare industry. The educational program in Health Information Technology responds to the projected future needs of the profession.

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
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Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Health Information Technology

First Semester Hours
BLGY 110: Medical Terminology 3
HCM 201: Introduction to Healthcare Management 3
CIS 100: Information Technology Principles 3
CIT 112: Support of Emerging Technologies (A+) 3
Second Semester Hours
MOS 107: Medical Office Administration 3
CIT 282: Project Management 3
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
CIT 115 Network Defense 3
Third Semester Hours
ALHT 109: Health Care Systems and Safety  2
CIT 110: Ethics in Information Technology  3
HCM 202: Healthcare Informatics 3
or CIT 285:    Health Informatics for IT Professionals
Total Credit Hours 32

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

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