Combine People Skills with Science and Medicine
Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of health care settings. Laboratory and classroom experiences are combined to prepare graduates for careers in health care facilities. Some of the diplomas include Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Insurance Coder, and Medical Transcriptionist. Students enrolled in the degree or diploma programs are required to do an internship or cooperative experience in a medical office environment.
Progression in the Medical Information Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of C or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).
What are my career choices?
The Medical Information Technology Program prepares graduates to work in a medical setting as an administrative assistant.
- Electronic Medical Records Track: 64 credit hours
- Medical Administrative Track: 64 credit hours
- Medical Coding Track: 67 credit hours
- Medical Office Management Track: 64 credit hours
- Hospital Admissions Specialist: 30 credit hours
- Medical Coding: 22 credit hours
- Medical Receptionist: 15 credit hours
- Medical Unit Coordinator: 31 credit hours
- Medical Scribe: 28 credit hours
- Demonstrate knowledge of business English communication skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology.
- Operate a computer using various computer application programs.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical insurance coding terminology and procedures.
- Demonstrate knowledge and basic skill of an electronic medical/health record
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical ethics and confidentiality in the medical office.