Medical Information Technology

Develop professional skills to assist healthcare professionals and patients complete the administrative, medical records, coding and billing processes in the healthcare environment. 

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What is Medical Information Technology?

Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain paper and electronic files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of health care settings. Students enrolled in the degree or diploma programs are required to do an internship or capstone course.  Certificates build toward completion of diploma offerings and ultimately diploma offerings build on the degree tracks.

What are my career choices?

It is expected that careers in the health care field will increase over the next 10 years. A good resource for employment trends and salary information is the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is recommended that you view the Occupational Outlook Handbook at their website http://www.bls.gov/.

Areas of Study

The Medical Information Technology program offers degree tracks, diplomas, and certificate options. Certificates can typically be completed within two semesters. Diplomas can typically be completed within three semesters. The AAS Degree Tracks can be completed within four semesters.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Advising Plans

Certificates

Class Credits
ost 105** - introduction to information systems OR 3
CIT 105 - introduction to computers (3)
OST 110 - document formatting and word processing 3
MIT 103 - Medical Office Terminology OR 3
AHS 115 - Medical Terminology OR (3)
CLA 131 - Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin (3)
mit 217 - medical office procedures 3
mit 230 - medical information management 3
total 15
 
Class Credits
BIO 135 - BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB*  4
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING OR 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR (3)
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 204 - MEDICAL coding 3
MIT 205 - advanced medical coding 3
course approved by program coordinator 3
TOTAL 22
Class Credits
OST 108 - EDITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS OR 3
ENG 101 - WRITING I (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING 3
ost 210 - advanced word processing 3
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 106 - introduction to medical transcription 3
MIT 206 - medical transcription 3
TOTAL 24
 
Class Credits
BIO 135 - BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB*  4
OST 108 - EDITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS OR 3
ENG 101 - WRITING I (3)
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING 3
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
mit 106 - introduction to medical transcription 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
TOTAL 28
Class Credits
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING OR 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR (1-3)
ost 240** - Software integration OR 3
cit 130 - productivity software (3)
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 224 - MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 3
mit 227 - medical office software 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
TOTAL 28-30
 

Class Credits
OST 108 - EDITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS OR 3
ENG 101 - WRITING I (3)
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING OR 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR (3)
ost 235 - business communications technology 3
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 224 - MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
TOTAL 30
Class Credits
BIO 135 - BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB*  4
OST 108 - EDITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS OR 3
ENG 101 - WRITING I (3)
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING OR 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR (3)
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OfFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 224 - MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
TOTAL 31
**Recommended by MIT Program Coordinator

Diplomas

Class Credits
eng 101 - writing i OR 3
OST 108 - EDITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS (3)
BIO 135 - BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB* 4
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING 3
ost 235 - business communications technology 3
ost 240** - software integration or 3
cit 130 - productivity software (3)
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
mit 227 - medical office software 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
mit 295 - medical information technology capstone 3
TOTAL 40
 
Class Credits
ENG 101 - WRITING I OR 3
OST 108 - EDITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS (3)
BIO 135 - BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB* 4
ACT 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING I 3
ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I (3)
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING 3
MAT 105 - BUSINESS MATHEMATICS OR 3
HIGHER QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE (3)
OST 235 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 3
OST 240** - SOFTWARE INTEGRATION OR 3
CIT 130 - PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE (3)
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 227 - MEDICAL OFFICE SOFTWARE 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
MIT 295 - MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
TOTAL 49
**Recommended by MIT Program Coordinator

AAS Degrees

General Education Requirements (19 credit hours)

Class Credits
mat 105 - business math or 3
higher level quantitative reasoning course (3)
ENG 101 - WRITING I OR 3
BIO 135 - BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WITH LAB* 4
oral communication 3
heritage/humanities 3
social/behavioral sciences 3
TOTAL 19

 

*Students can fulfill the Biology requirement with both BIO 137 and BIO 139

Technical Courses Required (30 credit hours)

Class Credits
OST 105** - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS OR 3
CIT 105 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3)
OST 110 - DOCUMENT FORMATTING AND WORD PROCESSING 3
OST 240** - SOFTWARE INTEGRATION OR 3
CIT 130 - PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE (3)
MIT 103 - MEDICAL OFFICE TERMINOLOGY OR 3
AHS 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OR (3)
CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK OR LATIN (3)
MIT 104 - MEDICAL INSURANCE 3
MIT 217 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
MIT 224 - MEDICAL practice management 3
MIT 228 - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 3
MIT 230 - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
MIT 295 - MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
TOTAL 30

 

**recommended by MIT program advisor

Choose one track below

Medical Administrative Track

Class Credits
ACT 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING I 3
ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I (3)
mit 227 - medical office software 3
ost 210 - advanced word processing application 3
ost 235 - business communications technology 3
course approved by program coordinator 3
TOTAL 64


Medical Coding Track

Class Credits
ACT 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING I 3
ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I (3)
MIT 204 - medical coding 3
mit 205 - advanced medical coding 3
OST 235 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
TOTAL 64

Electronic Medical Records Track

Class Credits
ACT 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING I 3
ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I (3)
OST 210 - ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING APPLICATION 3
mit 227 - medical office software (3)
OST 235 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
TOTAL 64

Medical Office Management Track

Class Credits
ACT 101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING I 3
ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I (3)
bas 160 - introduction to business 3
OST 235 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 3
ost 275 - office management 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
TOTAL 64

Medical Transcription/Scribe Track

Class Credits
mit 106 - introduction to medical transcription 3
mit 206 - medical transcription 3
OST 210 - ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING APPLICATION 3
OST 235 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 3
COURSE APPROVED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 3
TOTAL 64

 

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Length of Program

The actual time it takes to complete any of the credentials offered in the program depends on the background and needs of each individual student. Most students want to know “How long will it take for me to complete this program?”. Some things to consider when determining how long it will take to complete the program includes the following: Do you have any completed or transfer coursework that can be used toward the credential? Do you have any development needs in reading, writing, or math? How many credit hours can you take each semester? All of these are variables in how long it will actually take to complete the 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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Program Contact

Donna Logan
Medical Information Technology
Program Coordinator
606.878.4758
donna.logan@kctcs.edu