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Healthcare Business Informatics AAS Degree

The Healthcare Business Informatics curriculum prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems.

Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support.

Graduates should qualify for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field.

For more information contact Denise Whitfield, Curriculum Coordinator.

Healthcare Management Technology (HMT)

The Healthcare Management Technology (HMT) curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations.  Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment.

The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment of the healthcare industry; integration of team building skills, critical analysis of financial operations associated with third-party billing and reimbursement; and database management.  Emphasis is placed on the development of effective supervisory skills.

The Healthcare Management Technology program is designed to teach students the business of healthcare and consists of both traditional and nontraditional students.  Our nontraditional students include both administrative and clinical-oriented people.  The clinical students, ex. nurses, and lab technicians have entered the program so that they can learn the business and management side of healthcare.  The knowledge obtained in the HMT program will allow the nontraditional students, who are already working in the healthcare facilities, to advance into supervisory or management positions.  The traditional student will obtain both knowledge in the classroom as well as experience through the field training portion of the program which will allow them to be more marketable upon graduation.

For more information on the Healthcare Management Technology Program, contact Karen Sabo, Curriculum Coordinator.


Medical Office Administration

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other healthcare related offices.

Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing.  Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations.

For more information contact Wanda Tenpenny, Curriculum Coordinator.


Office Administration

The Office Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers.  It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics.  Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry.  Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.

For more information contact Kathy Worthington, Curriculum Coordinator.


Office Administration with a Dental Office Emphasis

The Office Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers.  It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics.  Emphasis is place on non-technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry.  Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.

For more information contact Wanda Tenpenny, Curriculum Coordinator.


Office Administration-Legal

Legal is a concentration under the curriculum title of Office Systems Technology.  This curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in legal and government-related offices and provides professional development for the currently employed.

Course work includes terminology, operational procedures, preparation and transcription of documents, computer software, and court-related functions as they relate to the legal office profession.  Emphasis is placed on the development of accuracy, organizational skills, discretion, and professionalism.

Graduates should qualify for employment in corporate legal departments; private practices, including real estate and estate planning; and city, state, and federal government offices.  With appropriate work experience, graduates may apply for certification as a Professional Legal Secretary (PLS).

For more information contact Kathy Worthington, Curriculum Coordinator.