Health Information Technology/Coding

at Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Partially online

About this Program

The Health Information Technician is an important member of the healthcare team, who secures, analyzes, integrates, and manages health information for patient care, reimbursement, planning, marketing, legal aspects, and research. This information steers the health care industry. The program is designed to combine general education courses with the technical courses for a well-rounded and functional education. To further the student's classroom coursework with practical hands-on experience, time is spent in health care facilities. The health information technician is essential in ensuring the effective implementation and use of the electronic health record and can also play a role in critical areas of a healthcare organization such as coding departments, quality assurance departments, data analysis departments, research and development departments, and training departments.

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:$18.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Median wage:$19.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Median wage:$20.67/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