Program CoordinatorKathleen Collins719-549-3241HITECH@pueblocc.edu
PCC offers HIT certificates in Management & Support, Network Security, and Medical Billing & Coding.
Program Start Term: Every Semester
Award: AAS, Certificates
Average Class Size: 30
Program Length: 4-6 Semesters (Full-Time)
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Hybrid & Online
Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos
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Career InformationThe Health Information Technology Degree offers a career in one of the most dynamic fields, in our nations’ history. The ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) has identified roles that will lead the progress toward the transition from paper records to Electronic Health Records (EHR). This degree will provide education on how the roles of clinicians and information technology specialists, in the medical arena, are and will continue to transition. They are jointly aligning their efforts to support: meaningful use of electronic health records, safer and more cost effective health practices, the transfer of personal health information (Health Information Exchange - HIE) statewide and eventually nationwide, and, the public participation in their own individual health care decisions and outcomes.
What Will I LearnThis degree will allow specialization (with inclusion of an additional certificate and the ability to take a national certification exam) in three areas: HIT Medical Coding, HIT Implementation Management and Support, and HIT Network Security.
Our Experienced Faculty Our faculty has years of industry experience and are members in several different types of national professional associations and/or organizations, and many of our faculty members have certifications in their field (Health Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer and Network Technology, and Cyber Security) and are all AHIMA members.
Our Cutting Edge Facilities We have worked to build many of our courses from classroom to hybrid and more recently toward fully online courses, utilizing many established educational formats for the delivery of the most current information (Webinars, Video, Links for current healthcare information updated almost daily, Use of Simulated Electronic Health Record Systems, Interactive online activities for student participation, etc.) As we move to an all online format, our program will be available to all students anywhere, with online access.
PCC was one of only five colleges to participate in the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) Grant promoting Health Information Technology.