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  • HIT Management & Support
  • Contact Us

    Program Coordinator
    Marianne Horvath
    719-562-7049 HITECH@pueblocc.edu

    Southwest Campus
    Lisa Molina

  • Did You Know?

    According to Indeed.com the average income for employment in the HIT Implementation, Informatics, Trainer field is between $19 and $45 per hour, depending on education, training, and experience.

    PCC programs, staff, and students are affiliated with AHIMA, the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals.

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  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: AAS, Certificate

    Average Class Size: 25

    Program Length: 4 Semesters (Full-Time)

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Online

    Program Locations: Online (Administration in Pueblo)

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  • Career Information
    Health information technology in the area of HIT Management and Support is a specialized field within the computer and information technology sector.  The types of careers available for students graduating as an Implementation Management and Support Specialist (CHTS-IM or CHTS-IS) will be entry-level in positions such as: HIT Implementation Specialist, Informatics Specialist, Informatics Trainer, Implementation and Support Trainer, Project Manager, or Implementation Support Specialist. 

    HIT Management and Support professionals support the selection, implementation, upgrading, and/or training of staff in electronic health records and related systems, in diverse healthcare setting. This could include:

    • Support in the identification and selection of information systems (electronic health records, practice management system, etc.)
    • The expansion and interoperability of a current system including consultation with clinical staff (documentation/workflow needs), risk or compliance management (privacy needs) and IT staff (existing system or future requirements)
    • Request for Proposals, negotiation, policies and procedures, etc.
    • Assistance with or completion of training for staff (clinical/administrative personnel)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics: Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations continue to upgrade their computer equipment and software. 

    Depending on the source, the starting wage for Computer Network Support Specialists (of which HIT is one specific industry segment) is between $34K and $46K per year.

    With increased experience and continued education, graduates may be able to evolve in their careers to Analyst, Administrator, Management, and other advanced positions. 

    What Will I Learn
    This program emphasizes HIT (Health Information Technology) Management and Support which prepares students for a leadership role in the planning, implementation, updating, and changing software systems for electronic health records, in accordance with governmental mandates.  It also promotes skills in training in the use of electronic health records.  As an integral part of the healthcare industry, this program provides the opportunity to prepare and test for national certifications (CHTS-IS, CHTS-IM); and, therefore, creates an important advantage in pursuing employment in today’s healthcare field.

    The program provides exposure to the following Health Information Technology areas: medical vocabulary, healthcare workflow, quality management, legal aspects of health records, and computer courses in programming, networks, configuration, healthcare software, working with health information technology systems, and additionally, offers a field internship experience.

    The computer information systems classes are taught by the Computer Information Systems Department, whose program has been awarded the prestigious designation of “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education” by the National Security Agency of the United States of America (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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    Our Experienced Faculty
    Our faculty has years of industry experience and are all AHIMA and HIMSS members, and many of our faculty members have certifications in their field (HIT, Management, CIS).

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    Students are provided hands-on learning experiences in sophisticated learning labs, simulating real-world situations, technology, techniques, and software programs.  Training resources using and teaching the latest technologies are accessed through memberships in national and international professional associations.

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  • Spotlight

    PCC is an Organizational Affiliate of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the leading professional association transforming the healthcare delivery system through health information and technology.

    All PCC students have the opportunity of becoming complimentary HIMSS members through the college Organizational Affiliate membership. This provides students with access to the most up-to-date resources to be successful in their training, jobs, and the industry at large (including networking and scholarships opportunities.)

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