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Health Information Technology (Certificate)

Pursue a career in health information technology

The Health Information Technology certificate program at Jamestown Community College prepares you for an entry-level job in the healthcare field. You will work with medical practitioners to make sure that the quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security of information is maintained in both paper and electronic systems.

In addition to learning basic medical office functions, you will have the option of becoming a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which provides access to professional networking, research, and other resources.

Courses can be taken entirely online or on campus. We also provide a Health Information Technology associate’s degree, in which you will have a specialized medical background in medical transcription, medical coding, and medical insurance.

HIT job growth is very favorable according to the United States Department of Labor’s Economic Development and Employer Planning System.

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Available Online

Available Online

This program is available 100% online and on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Job Growth

Job Growth

According to the United States Department of Labor’s Economic Development and Employer Planning System, health information technology is a rapidly growing field.

Virtual Lab Training

Virtual Lab Training

Virtual Lab (VLab) brings the same health information technology software to the classroom that you will use as a professional.

Related Majors

Related Majors

Courses

Semester 1

Course Credits

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology

3

HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures

3

BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing

3

BIO 1510: Health Science

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I (or higher)

3

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2
  • Discuss employment opportunities.
  • Visit the Learning Center.
  • If eventual plan is to pursue the A.A.S. Health Information Technology program, begin the math sequence.

Semester 2

Course Credits

HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management

3

CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I

4

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3

Electives

Recommended:

HIT 2430: Healthcare Documentation/Medical Transcription or

HIT 2440: Medical Coding I (CPT) or

HIT 2450: Medical Coding II (ICD-10-CM) or

BUS 2320: Word Processing Production or

Any BUS elective, or math and/or English elective if pursuing A.A.S. degree

6
  • Use Learning Center services, if needed.
  • Discuss specialized areas of concentration when selecting electives, based on employment preferences.
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Use College Central Network and other resources to begin job search.