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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


Minimum program credit hours: 31

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I

(or higher)

Social Sciences Electives3
BIO 1510: Health Science3
Core Requirements
16 credit hours
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology3
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures3
HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management3
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing3
CSC 1560: Computer App Software I4
6 credit hours
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Show the ability to perform basic administrative medical assisting functions.
  2. Recognize and respond effectively to verbal, nonverbal, and written communications.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use medical terminology appropriately.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and word processing skills.