Study health information technology at JCC
The Health Information Technology certificate at Jamestown Community College prepares you for employment in medical offices and health information departments. You can immediately enter the workforce with your associate’s degree and pursue careers in medical transcription and documentation, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, and records management.
You can also prepare for certification exams in coding, documentation, and healthcare related fields:
- Certified Coding Assistant (CCA)
- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
- Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based (CCS-P)
- Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)
- Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)
- Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)
- Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS)
- Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RHDS)
JCC’s HIT program emphasizes in-demand medical and healthcare skills. You’ll study office communications, terminology, coding, documentation, transcription, insurance, and electronic health records (EHRs) management. Some of your courses will feature Virtual Lab (VLab), an online platform for health education and case practice with industry-standard technology. You’ll also complete an internship in a professional healthcare setting.
2021 median pay for medical records and health information specialists: $45,240/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to study at JCC
JCC’s Health Information Technology degree prepares you to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.
- Medical coder
- Documentation specialist
- Health information technician
- Medical billing specialist
JCC’s HIT program can prepare you for certification exams in coding, documentation, and healthcare related fields.
Health information technology skills
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Show the ability to perform basic administrative medical assisting functions.
- Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills as a result of course written assignments, discussions, and class participation.
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and word processing skills.
- Identify the importance of the value of learning as an ongoing process through portfolio development and professional development activities.
- Demonstrate the ability to use medical terminology appropriately.
- Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining confidentiality of health information.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing case studies as they apply to problem solving within the medical office setting.
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing
ENG 1510: English Composition I
Natural Sciences Elective - Biology
BIO 1510: Health Science
INT 1555: Inquire
- Discuss employment opportunities.
- Visit the Learning Center.
HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management
MAT 1500: Problem Solving
ENG 1530: English Composition II
Social Sciences Elective
PSY 1510: General Psychology
CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I
HIT 2440: Medical Coding I (CPT)
HIT 2430: Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription
Social Sciences Elective
SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology
ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology or
ANT 2520: Peoples/Cultures of World or
BUS 1650: Global Business
- Discuss internships.
HIT 2450: Medical Coding II (ICD-10-CM)
HIT 2460: Health Insurance and Reimbursement
BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship
- Apply for graduation.
- Work with Career Services to begin job search.