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

OST 105**
CIT 105 
Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers
3
(3)
OST 110 Document Formatting and Word Processing 3
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 217 Medical Office Procedures
MIT 230 Medical Information Management
   Total 15 

 

BIO 135  Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory 4
OST 110

Document Formatting and Word Processing OR
*Course Approved by Program Coordinator 
3
(3) 
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 104 Medical Insurance
MIT 204 Medical Coding
MIT 205 Advanced Medical Coding 3
  Couse Approved by Program Coordinator 3
   Total 22 

 

OST 108
ENG 101 
Editing Skills for Office Professionals OR
Writing I
3
(3)
OST 110

Document Formatting and Word Processing 
OST 210 Advanced Word Processing 3
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 106 Introduction to Medical Transcription
MIT 206 Medical Transcription
MIT 217 Medical Office Procedures 3
  Couse Approved by Program Coordinator 3
   Total 24 

 

BIO 135  Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory* 4
OST 108
ENG 101

Editing Skills for Office Professionals OR
Writing I

3
(3)
OST 105**
CIT 105 

Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers

3
(3)
OST 110
Document Formatting and Word Processing
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 106 Introduction to Medical Transcription
MIT 217 Medical Office Procedures 3
MIT 228  Electronic Health Records 3
MIT 230 Medical Information Management 3
   Total 28
OST 105**
CIT 105 
Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers
3
(3)
OST 110
Document Formatting and Word Processing
OST 240**
CIT 130
Software Integration OR
Productivity Software
3
(3)
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 104 Medical Insurance
MIT 217 Medical Office Procedures 3
MIT 224 Medical Practice Management 3
MIT 228  Electronic Health Records 3
MIT 230 Medical Information Management 3
  Course approved by coordinator 1-3
   Total 28-30 

 

 
OST 105**
CIT 105 
Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers
3
(3)
OST 108
ENG 101

Editing Skills for Office Professionals OR
Writing I

3
(3)
OST 110
Document Formatting and Word Processing
OST 235 Business Communications Technology 3
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 104 Medical Insurance
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
 
BIO 135  Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory* 4
OST 108
ENG 101

Editing Skills for Office Professionals OR
Writing I

3
(3)
OST 105**
CIT 105 

Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers

3
(3)
OST 110
Document Formatting and Word Processing
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 104 Medical Insurance
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

ENG 101
OST 108 
Writing I OR 
Editing Skills for the Office Professional
3
(3)
BIO 135

Basic Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratory*

3
OST 105**
CIT 105 

Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers

3
(3)
OST 110
Document Formatting and Word Processing
OCT 210 Advanced Word Processing Application 3
OST 235 Business Communications Technology 3
OST 240**
CIT 130
Software Integration OR 
Productivity Software
3
(3)
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 104 Medical Insurance
MIT 217 Medical Office Procedures 3
MIT 228  Electronic Health Records 3
MIT 230 Medical Information Management 3
MIT 295 Medical Information Technology Capstone 3
  Subtotal 30
  Total 40

 

ENG 101
OST 108 
Writing I OR
Editing Skills for the Office Professional
3
(3)
BIO 135

Basic Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratory*

3
ACT 101
ACC 201

Fundamentals of Accounting I OR Financial Accounting I

3
(3)
OST 105**
CIT 105 

Introduction to Information Systems OR
Introduction to Computers

3
(3)
OST 110
Document Formatting and Word Processing
OCT 210 Advanced Word Processing Application 3
OST 213
MAT 105

Business Calc. for the Office Professionals OR
Business Mathematics OR
Higher Quantitative Reasoning Course
3
(3)
(3)
OST 235 Business Communications Technology 3
OST 240**
CIT 130
Software Integration OR
Productivity Software
3
(3)
MIT 103 
AHS 115
CLA 131
Medical Officce Terminology OR
Medical Terminology OR
Medical Terminology from Greek or Latin
3
(3)
(3)
MIT 104 Medical Insurance
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 3
  Subtotal 42
  Total 49
**Recommended by MIT Program Coordinator

AAS Degrees

  • Electronic Medical Records Track (64 credit hours)
  • Medical Administration Track (64 credit hours)
  • Medical Office Management Track (64 credit hours)
  • Medical Transcription/Scribe Track (64 credit hours)
  • Medical Coding Track (64 credit hours)

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Additional Information


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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.

Program Contact

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