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Medical Information Technology

Use your technology skills to help treat patients in the healthcare industry.

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What is Medical Information Technology?

Medical information technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain files, perform accounting procedures, transcribe medical documentation, work with medical insurance and coding, and assist patients and healthcare professionals. 

Savanna Garrity has been the program coordinator for the Medical Information Technology program since 1998. Prior to employment at the college, she worked for 7 years with Trover Foundation (currently Baptist Health) and 2 years at St. Jude s Children's hospital. She is a Certified Professional Coder with the American Academy of Professional Coders. She has a Master s in Public Administration as well. She is a hands-on instructor who enjoys incorporating humor and unique student activities to facilitate student learning. She teaches both face-to-face and online courses.

Ms. Garrity enjoys meeting with perspective students and would welcome meeting you as you make the decision if this program is right for you.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics states that medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. If you would like to prepare for a fast growing career contact Savanna Garrity savanna.garrity@kctcs.edu today.

What are my career choices?

Depending on which option the student elects to study, they can expect to make between $20,000 - $30,000 per year with a fairly quick opportunity to increase to the mid $30,000 range. It is expected that healthcare careers will increase over the next 10 years.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Medical Administration (64 credit hours)
  • Medical Coding (67 credit hours)
  • Electronic Medical Records (64 credit hours)
  • Medical Office Management (64 credit hours)

Diplomas

  • Medical Administrative Assistant (49 credit hours)
  • Medical Records Specialist (37 credit hours)

Certificates

  • Electronic Health Records Specialist (30 credit hours)
  • Hospital Admissions Clerk (30 credit hours)
  • Medical Coding (19 credit hours)
  • Medical Unit Coordinator (31 credit hours)
  • Medical Receptionist (18 credit hours)

Additional Information

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

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC's general admission requirements.

Length of Program

The actual time it takes to complete any of the credentials offered in the program depends on the background and needs of each individual student. Most students want to know “How long will it take for me to complete this program?”. Some things to consider when determining how long it will take to complete the program includes the following: Do you have any completed or transfer coursework that can be used toward the credential? Do you have any development needs in reading, writing, or math? How many credit hours can you take each semester? All of these are variables in how long it will actually take to complete the 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.

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Program Contact

Savanna Garrity

Medical Information Technology

Program Coordinator

270.824.8645

savanna.garrity@kctcs.edu