Program CoordinatorKathleen Collins719-549-3241HITECH@pueblocc.edu
According to Indeed.com the average income for employment in the HIT Implementation/Informatics/Trainer field, in healthcare is between $19 and $45 per hour, depending on education, training, and experience.
Program Start Term: Every Semester
Average Class Size: 30
Program Length: 4 Semesters (Full-Time)
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Hybrid & Online
Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos
Career InformationThe types of careers available for students graduating with this certificate will be (HIT) Implementation Specialist, Informatics Specialist, Informatics Trainer, Implementation and Support Trainer, Implementation Consulting, Project Management, Implementation Support Specialist.
What Will I LearnThis program emphasizes HIT (Health Information Technology) Management and Support which prepares students for a leadership role in the planning and implementation of electronic health records, in accordance with governmental mandates. It also promotes skills in training in the use of electronic health records. As a vital new area in healthcare, it offers the opportunity to have a national certification, which is vital for employment in today’s healthcare field.
This certificate will provide exposure to these areas in Health Information Technology: Medical Vocabulary, healthcare workflow, multiple courses in computer systems, programming, networks, configuration, healthcare software, working with health information technology systems, quality management, legal aspects of health records, and a field internship experience.
Our Experienced FacultyOur faculty has years of industry experience and are all AHIMA members, and many of our faculty members have certifications in their field (HIT, Management, CIS).
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesWe 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.
Gainful Employment Data
PCC was one of five colleges, who participated in the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) Grant promoting Health Information Technology (2010-2012). At this time, we are the only community college who has participated in this grant; to build an entire program based on the projected ongoing need for healthcare workers, in the field of health information technology.