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Information Technology: Healthcare Information Technology


The certificate in Health Information Technology (Health IT) will prepare you for a career as an IT professional in a medical center or hospital setting. Learn foundational IT skills, gain exposure to the industry standard electronic health record system, and build essential communication and customer service skills. You’ll gain access to the many career options within the Health IT field, from Health IT engineer to trainer, manager, and beyond.

Estimated Length of Completion

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Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (206) 934-4068. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Learn core skills applicable to all health disciplines.

AHE 126 3.0

Introduces business productivity applications used for spreadsheets, word processing, database, and presentation software. Includes an overview of file management techniques, email, and operating systems.

BTM 111 5.0

Introduces computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development, the constantly changing roles of Information Technology (IT) professionals, and the evolving role of computers in society.

IT 100 5.0

Provides the background necessary to understand network technologies. The course serves as a general introduction for students who need a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet.

IT 130 5.0

Provides a basic understanding of hardware components in personal and portable computers/peripherals and how software interacts with the hardware. Provides hands-on experience installing/configuring components, recognizing problems, logically analyzing symptoms, and developing step-by-step troubleshooting procedures that may be applied to new and unexpected situations.

IT 141 5.0

No Description Available

IT 142 5.0

This course will cover an introduction to Epic, an integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, that is used in hospital systems and clinics both nationally and abroad. It will cover concepts and terminology specific to Epic as well as provide an overview of what the end user experience looks like. The course will also cover ways IT professionals work within Epic in an entry-level role.

IT 214 3.0
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Intro to communication as a transactional process, with attention to personal, cultural, group and public communication. Covers verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, self-concept and perception.

CMST& 101 5.0

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

ENGL& 101 5.0

Examines the skills in communication and empathy required for intercultural communication. Includes an interdisciplinary study of diverse cultures and perspectives in the United States in the context of economic, political, and cultural globalization.

HUM 105 5.0