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Health Information Technology/Coding

at Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The health information technician is an important member of the health care team who secures, analyzes, integrates and manages health information for patient care, performs diagnostic and procedure coding, utilizes electronic systems for reimbursement, planning, and research activities, and maintains a legal patient record. This information steers the health care industry. The program is designed to combine general education courses with technical courses for a well-rounded and functional education. To further the student's knowledge, the program utilizes web-based educational electronic health record systems and time is spent in health care facilities.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls 56537
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes 56501
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena 56482
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Transcriptionists

  • Median wage: $18.79/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Medical Secretaries

  • Median wage: $19.00/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • Median wage: $21.41/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529