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Electronic Medical Records Specialist

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..

Occupational Objectives:
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.

Course NumberCourse Title Lecture HoursLab Hours Course Credits
First Semester
HIM 100Intro to the Health Care Delivery System101
HLT 143Medical Terminology I303
ITE 115Computer Applications & Concepts303
HIM 150Health Records Management303
ITE 140Spreadsheet Software303
Second Semester
ITE 119Information Literacy303
HLT 144Medical Terminology II303
BUS 106Security Awareness for Managers303
HIM 231Health Record Applications I303
HLT 145Ethics/Health Care Personnel202

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Electronic Medical Records Specialist ...  27

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Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-285-74
Program Length: 1 year – 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 27
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Degree Completion Plan

Program Advisor
Dr. Janet Rowell
Davis Hall Room 232