The Health Information Technology program allows students to experience the best of three emerging fields to include business management, information technology and health care. Students learn how to work in a variety of medical facilities and the importance of patient health information. They learn to adhere to the standards that ensure quality, integrity and protection of patient health information. Students receive specialized training and hands-on practice in subject matter that includes medical terminology, electronic health records, health insurance, patient billing, medical coding, financial operations and HIPAA compliance. Students have an opportunity to work with emerging technologies, experience hands-on applications in completing real-world projects and master the use of electronic management systems.
Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).
Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.
In-district: $2.50 per hour
Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour
Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour
Financial Aid and Scholarships
This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.
Courses (525 hours)
Medical Office Procedures
Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
Patient Billing / Insurance
Electronic Health Records
Estimated time to complete: 10 months
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Admissions Coordinator, Billing Coordinator, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Secretary, Patient Coordinator, Physician Office Specialist, Unit Secretary, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk – Approximate Pay Potential: $11-26 per hour (O*NET source: 43-6013.00 - Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants):
Health Information Management Instructor
Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials
✅ CT Administrative Medical Assistant
National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
✅ NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
✅ NHA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.