What is Medical Information Technology?
Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain paper and electronic files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of health care settings. Some of the diplomas include Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Insurance Coder, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Compliance. Students enrolled in the degree or diploma programs are required to do an internship or capstone course.
In this program, laboratory and classroom experiences are combined to prepare students for administrative careers in health care facilities. Program classes are optimized for online learning and students can complete all courses remote. Degree and diploma students will complete an internship/capstone course to get hands-on learning experience on-site with a local employer.
What are my career options?
The healthcare industry employs more people than any other industry sector in the area. Graduates are employed in hospitals, professional medical offices and with medical insurance companies.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science - Medical Coding
- Associate in Applied Science - Electronic Medical Records
- Associate in Applied Science - Medical Office Management
- Associate in Applied Science - Medical Administrative
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Records Specialist
- Electronic Health Records Specialist
- Hospital Admission Specialist
- Medical Coding
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Unit Coordinator
|Medical Receptionist: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Medical Coding: 22 Total credit hours|
|Medical Transcriptionist: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Medical Scribe: 28 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Electronic Health Records Specialist: 28 - 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Hospital Admissions Specialist: 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Medical Unit Coordinator : 31 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Medical Administrative Assistant : 49 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.