2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Nov 27, 2022  
2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology Certificate

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Program Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students with a background in healthcare or information technology to serve in roles as a health information technology professional. The program addresses a projected shortage in the supply of trained health information technology professionals in health computer networking, software development, healthcare sales, customer service and support, and health information technology training. Instruction focuses on job-specific training in workforce roles to support electronic health record implementation in ambulatory offices, inpatient facilities, government, or other healthcare vendors. (Program Length: 3 Semesters)


Students must have the following to be eligible to complete the Heatlh Information Technology Certificate Program.

  • Healthcare certificate, diploma, or degree and two years’ work experience in a heathcare or healthcare education setting
  • Computer/IT certificate, diploma or degree and two years’ work experience in applied computer
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a related field
  • Students who have compted teh Georgia high school HIT track
  • Healthcare background REQUIRED for Clinician/Practitioner Consultant Role

Employment Opportunities

Clinician/Practitioner Consultant; HIT Implementation Support Specialist; HIT Implementation Manager.


Student with Healthcare Background

Student with Technology Background

Student with Neither Healthcare or IT Background


(Completion of ONE of the following concentrations is required for graduation.)

Total Hours: 26-28

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