Combine People Skills with Science and Medicine
If you want to combine personal, medical, and scientific skills, this might be the career for you. We can provide you with the classroom and clinical experience to prepare you for a career in Medical Information Technology.
What are my career choices?
The Medical Information Technology program prepares graduates to work in a medical setting as an administrative assistant.
What classes do I have to take?
You will be required to take core of medical information technology courses, technical electives related to medical information technology, and general education courses. You then apply the skills you acquire in an internship usually taken in your last semester.
View or Download the Medical Information Technology Orientation (PDF, 5 pages) for an overview of the MIT program.
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Electronic Medical Records Track (PDF)
- AAS Degree Medical Administrative Track (PDF)
- AAS Degree Medical Coding Track (PDF)
- AAS Degree Medical Office Management Track (PDF)
- AAS Degree Medical Transcription Track (PDF)
If you want to get a bachelor's degree, Western Kentucky University (WKU) has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.
- Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate (PDF)
- Hospital Admissions Specialist Certificate (PDF)
- Medical Coding Certificate (PDF)
- Medical Receptionist Certificate (PDF)
- Medical Scribe Certificate (PDF)
- Medical Transcriptionist Certificate (PDF)
- Medical Unit Coordinator Certificate (PDF)
Field Licensure Requirements:
Upon completion of the Medical Information Technology (MIT) program, students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take a national certification exam in their area of expertise (e.g. medical coding, transcription, electronic records, office management, or medical administrative). Most employers do not require national certifications to obtain employment in the field; however, by having these certifications students will increase their job prospects.
Where do I start?
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
Length of Program
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, or Associate in Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog (PDF, 408 pages). You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.