Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-285-74
Program Length: 1 year - 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 27
Distance Learning Option Available
Dr. Janet Rowell
Davis Hall Room 232
Purpose: An essential component involved in the successful transition from paper to digital medical records that healthcare providers are now experiencing is a staff member with knowledge of computer technology specifically related to the management and processing of health information with an emphasis on the electronic health record. The Electronic Medical Records Career Studies Certificate will develop skills needed for healthcare-specific topics such as medical record content and format; standard techniques for filing, maintenance, and acquisition of health information; processes of collecting, computing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data related to health care services; and the role that accrediting and licensing bodies play in the delivery of health care..
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Administrative Support Technology program requires proficiency in English and reading skills. Deficiencies can be made up through the College’s developmental studies program. Students who have completed training in advanced keyboarding may receive college credit for their skills.
Program Requirements: The curriculum will include technical courses in electronic medical records, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in medical office related occupations. Students must consult with their faculty advisor in planning their program and selecting electives and/or substitutes. Upon satisfactory completion of the two-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Career Studies Certificate in Electronic Medical Records.