What is Medical Information Technology?
The Medical Information Technology Program affords students the opportunity to specialize in the medical information technology field through a variety of credentials and options. Students receive training in medical records, transcription, accounting, medical insurance and coding, and electronic medical software as well as basic computer applications.
What are my career options?
Medical records and health information technicians are mostly in offices of physicians, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and home health care services. Insurance firms that deal in health matters employ a small number of health information technicians to tabulate and analyze health information. Public health departments also employ technicians to supervise data collection from health care institutions and to assist in research.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS):
- Electronic Medical Records Track
- Medical Administrative Track
- Medical Coding Track
- Medical Office Management Track
- Medical Transcription Track
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Records Specialist
- Electronic Health Records Specialist
- Hospital Admissions Specialist
- Medical Coding
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Scribe
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Medical Unit Coordinator
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.