Health Information Technology (Certificate)

Study health information technology at JCC

The Health Information Technology certificate program at Jamestown Community College prepares you for an entry-level career in the medical office and health information fields. You can pursue roles like medical assistant, medical secretary or receptionist, and entry level medical billing assistant.

JCC’s program helps you develop your office skills with specialization in medical terminology, medical insurance, and medical office procedures. If you want to expand your studies, the HIT certificate provides the first half of the A.A.S. Health Information Technology degree.

2022 median pay for medical records specialists: $47,180/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Health information technology skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

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

Semester 1

Requirements Met

HIT 1410: Medical Terminology


HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures


BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing


BIO 1510: Health Science


ENG 1510: English Composition I (or higher)

  • 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

Requirements Met

HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management


CSC 1560: Computer Applications Software I


Social Sciences Elective


PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology




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

  • Use Learning Center services, if needed.
  • Discuss specialized areas of concentration when selecting electives, based on employment preferences.
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Work with Career Services to begin job search.