ACTC to host info session for three programs | ACTC

ACTC to host info session for three programs

Dec. 2, 2019


     Ashland Community and Technical College will host an information session for prospective students for the Computers and Information Technology, Business Administration and Medical Information Technology programs, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Technology Drive Campus.
     The hour-long session will include information on the structure of the program, credential options, online learning, internship opportunities and more. Admissions and financial aid staff will also be available to help people register for classes and answer questions on how to pay for college.
     CIT program coordinator Randolph Cullum will discuss one of ACTC’s newest courses of study — Cloud Computing Technologies – that will help students learn cloud skills and help lead to a potentially high-paying career in cloud-computing right after graduation. The new track offers two courses through Amazon Web Services Academy, including the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course and the AWS Academy Cloud Architecting course.
     ACTC offers two credentials that include AWS Academy courses. The first credential is the Associate of Applied Science degree with a Cloud Computing Technologies Track. This track requires 61 credit hours and can be completed in five semesters, which includes one summer term. The second credential will focus on AWS Academy Cloud Architecting. It will require 19 hours of course work and can be completed in three semesters as a part-time student.
     Both programs will prepare students to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification Exam and the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Associate Exam.
     In the Medical Information Technology program, students can choose from four different associate degree tracks: medical administrative, medical office management, electronic health records and medical coding. Many students choose to earn all of the tracks, which can be done in a two-year time frame. Students will learn how medical organizations operate as a business including accounting, budgeting, revenue cycles and submitting insurance claims.
     Certificates are also offered in electronic health records specialist, hospital admission specialist, medical coding, medical receptionist and medical unit coordinator.
In the Business Administrative program, student can earn an associate degree in business accounting and business management. Multiple certificate options include: accounting, accounting recordkeeping specialist, advanced business administration, business transfer, financial perspectives, general business, human resource management, management, payroll accounting specialist, pre-licensing real estate, small business management and supervisory management.
     For general questions about the information session, contact Janet Thompson, program coordinator of the Medical Information Technology program, at or 606-326-2019.
     The last day to submit an application for the Spring 2020 semester is Dec. 30. The first day of classes is Jan. 13.