The Technical Certificate in Health Information Technology offers a certificate to provide an educational program which prepares the student with the skills necessary to obtain entry level employment in the health records departments of hospitals, clinics, government facilities, and other medical facilities. This includes the basic concepts and functions of the origin, use, content, and format of the health record. The Technical Certificate prepares the student with an understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of a healthcare facility and supplies the student with an understanding of the electronic medical record (EMR) and its use in the healthcare facility. It prepares the student with the skills necessary to transcribe and format medical reports and utilizes contemporary education methodology to promote student success. Courses should follow the sequence as stated below.
Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills needed to: