Health Information Technology Certificate Program

Program overview

The Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program is designed for students who wish to enter the Healthcare IT field and for current healthcare workers who wish to apply Healthcare IT competencies to their current positions. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills concerning Healthcare IT privacy, security, networking, and mobility to successfully understand the Healthcare IT industry and provide hardware and software support in the healthcare environment.  Students will also gain skills in health information management and workflow analysis needed to utilize Healthcare IT effectively to manage patient care, improve communications and support information sharing. The Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program is designed to be ‘Stackable’, allowing students to apply completed courses to IT degrees and additional IT certificates, such as the Health Information Networking Certificate.

Career Outlook

The Health Information Technology Certificate Program prepares students for entry-level Healthcare IT careers in a variety of healthcare settings including physician offices, clinics, hospitals, and with third-party contractors. Students also gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the national Health Information Technology competencies and will be prepared to take multiple IT certification exams.

Industry Certifications

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT), Cisco CCENT, AHIMA CHTS

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare IT positions.
  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare IT Systems Support positions.
  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare Hardware/Software Support positions.
  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare Network Support positions.
  • Achieve the national Healthcare Technology and Information Management competencies.
  • Apply Healthcare IT competencies to current Healthcare positions.
  • Prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination(s).
  • Prepare to take the Cisco CCENT Certification Examination.
  • Prepare to take the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certification Examination.

 

Jobs that use CompTIA A+ CCENT Jobs Healthcare IT specialized jobs
  • Technical support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • IT support technician
  • IT support administrator
  • Network Support
  • Network Technician
  • Systems Administrator
  • Healthcare Systems Support
  • Healthcare IT Support
  • Technology and Information Management Support
  • Healthcare IT Technician

 

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