MIT Stands for Medical Information Technology

Debra Morrisimage of Debra Morris
Associate Professor, Office Systems Technology Department
Maysville Community and Technical College, Rowan Campus

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as an Insurance or Medical Coder in a hospital or medical office setting? Would you like to learn online? If so, then you might be interested in the Medical Information Technology (MIT) program offered at Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC).

The MIT program can be completed entirely online. The courses are designed to equip students with skills in appointment scheduling, insurance billing, interpersonal as well as written communication, and medical office procedures. Students studying in the traditional classroom atmosphere will spend time both in the classroom and in the laboratory applying their skills.

I have taught at the Rowan Campus of MCTC for 10 years in the Office Systems Technology (OST) department. Teaching has always been my passion. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. It is exciting for me to see my students receive their degrees. I not only care about each student developing his or her skills, I am interested in helping each student grow as a person.

All students will receive hands-on training through an internship or cooperative experience in a health care facility. Numerous classes are available for individuals who would like to begin this program in the Fall 2011 semester including Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Document Formatting and Keyboarding, and Medical Records and Data Management.

As the MIT program coordinator, I am delighted to share this opportunity for individuals to develop the skills necessary for careers in the growing medical coding and electronic health records professions.

The MIT program at MCTC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree with options in Insurance Coding and Medical Records. Various options for receiving a diploma or certificate are also available. Some of the diplomas include Medical Insurance coder, Medical Transcriptionist, and Medical Administrative Assistant. Registration is going on now for students to begin working on this degree in the fall semester.

We at MCTC are so excited to offer this opportunity and respond to a community need for workers trained in coding, medical office, and several hospital positions. At a time when the economy has taken a down turn the medical field continues to grow. If you have always wanted to pursue further education now is the time. We are not just a program; we become a family of learners. We at MCTC are fortunate to have professionals from area health facilities interested in teaching and lending their skills to develop future employees.

For more information about the MIT program call me at 606-783-1538, extension 66316, or Melissa Carroll at extension 66333. You can also email me. I look forward to sharing more about this great program with you.