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Medical Information Technology

 Program Contacts

Lisa Cantrell

Program Coordinator

(270) 706-8670 or Toll Free (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68670


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What is MIT?

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Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain paper and electronic files, perform administrative front desk duties such as scheduling patients and preauthorizations, work with medical billing and coding using electronic billing software, perform accounting procedures, use various types of electronic computer software programs to enter patient information, and receive patients in a variety of health care settings.

An Associate in Applied Science degree as well as diplomas and certificates are available in Medical Information Technology. The associate degree can be completed in approximately two years, diplomas in three or four semesters, and certificates in one or two semesters. Students seeking a degree or diploma obtain on-the-job training through an internship experience in a health care facility.

National Certifications that students can sit for after graduation include the following:

  • CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist)
  • CEHRS (Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist)
  • CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant)
  • CPC (Certified Professional Coder)


Associates in Applied Science in Medical Information Technology (WR*)

  • Electronic Medical Records Track
  • Medical Administrative Track
  • Medical Coding Track
  • Medical Office Management Track
  • Medical Transcription/Scribe Track

Each track is 64 credit hours

Diplomas Available

  • Medical Administrative Assistant (WR*)
    • 49 Credit Hours
  • Medical Records Specialist (WR*)
    • 40 Credit Hours

Certificates Available

  • Electronic Health Records Specialist (WR*)
    • 28-30 Credit Hours
  • Hospital Admissions Specialist
    • 30 Credit Hours
  • Medical Coding (WR*)
    • 22 Credit Hours
  • Medical Interpreter (WR*)
    • 17 Credit Hours
  • Medical Receptionist (WR*)
    • 15 Credit Hours
  • Medical Scribe (WR*)
    • 28 Credit Hours
  • Medical Transcriptionist (WR*)
    • 24 credit hours
  • Medical Unit Coordinator (WR*)
    • 31 Credit Hours

*WR - a program that is eligible for 60 hours of free tuition under Work Ready Kentucky

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College reserves the right to change and/or revise any program requirements without notice.

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ECTC Mission Statement

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a comprehensive, open-access, public two-year degree granting institution, responding to and serving the needs of our diverse communities. Through a progressive teaching and learning environment, the college provides opportunities for students to prepare to live and work in a dynamic world.

Statement of NonDiscrimination

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, family medical history, or genetic information. Further, we vigilantly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

Potential Jobs and Salaries

  • Electronic Health Records Specialist (Average salary $18.29 hr)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant (Average salary $36,000 yr)
  • Medical (Outpatient) Coder (Average salary $40,000 yr)
  • Medical Interpreter (Average salary $19-$27 hr)
  • Medical Office Manager (Average salary $50,000 yr)
  • Medical Receptionist (Average salary $31,779 yr)
  • Medical Scribe (Average salary $30,505 yr)
  • Medical Transcriptionist (Average salary $36,000 yr)
  • Medical Unit Coordinator ($15.38 hr)

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Contact Information

For Information to Schedule a Tour or to Meet with an Advisor:

Contact the Welcome and Admissions Center
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 706-8800 or Toll Free (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68800
Lisa Cantrell
MIT Program Coordinator
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 706-8670 or Toll Free (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68670