Programs & Courses

Health Information Technology Pathways
In this pathway, students can earn a degree, a certificate or an advanced certificate. The pathway prepares students for employment as health information technicians in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies and more.

Career Strategies

Health Information Technology Strategies

  • Gain experience through jobs with documentation, editing and proofreading. 
  • Become proficient in spreadsheets, merging documents and writing reports.
  • Consider entry-level positions as unit clerks, medical front desk, records and admissions.
  • Learn about certification, scholarships and employment by becoming an American Health Management Information Association member. 

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Health Care Professions Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts (e.g. fitness center, office technology lab, etc.).
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Talk to professionals in relevant health care professions; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in a health care environment.
  • Volunteer and participate in health-related programs on campus - wellness events, health fairs, blood pressure screenings, blood drives, etc.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g.Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Get involved in student professional associations in your field of interest (e.g. Student Nurses' Association).
  • Mentor students (e.g. nursing student peer mentoring program).
  •  Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Supplement your program with advanced science or health courses, or minor in a science.