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Medical Information Technology

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What is Medical Information Technology?

Medical records and health information technicians are in high demand as hospitals, doctors 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.

What are my career choices?

The Medical Information Technology Program prepares graduates to work in a variety of roles in a medical setting.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

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


  • Electronic Health Record Specialist: 30 credit hours
  • Hospital Admissions Specialist: 30 credit hours
  • Medical Coding: 22 credit hours
  • Medical Receptionist: 12 credit hours
  • Medical Transcriptionist: 24 credit hours
  • Medical Unit Coordinator: 31 credit hours

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

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Length of 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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Julie Embry, CCS, CPC

Medical Information Technology

Program Coordinator