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Medical Information Technology

Medical records and health information technicians are in high demand as hospitals, doctor’s offices and other medical providers have moved to electronic medical records systems. OCTC’s Medical Information Technology Program prepares its graduates to organize health information and medical records by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security. Medical records and health information technicians use various systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes and to maintain patient medical histories. If you are highly organized with an eye for detail, Medical Information Technology could be the field for you. This program offers an associate degree as well as a certificate.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Electronic Medical Records: 64 credit hours
  • Medical Administrative: 64 credit hours
  • Medical Coding: 67 credit hours
  • Medical Office Management: 64 credit hours
  • Medical Transcription: 64 credit hours

Certificates


For course sequence, see program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Employment Opportunities

Job prospects are excellent as medical records management is one of the fastest growing occupations in the exciting field of healthcare. The average annual salary for a medical records and health information technicians in Kentucky is $32,411, according to Kentucky Labor Market Information. Wages vary and may be significantly higher than the average depending on the area of specialty.

For more information

Lauren McCrary, MPA
Program Coordinator
270-686-4593
Lauren.McCrary@kctcs.edu

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.