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Make Valuable Contributions in a Medical Office as a Health Information Technician.

If working in the medical field interests you, but you'd rather focus on managing patients' healthcare records than giving shots or drawing blood, then become part of our Health Information Technician training program.

You will learn to organize, manage and maintain health information data using specialized software and electronic systems. Your medical office training can lead you to a career with high demand and continued growth.Click for more info

What does this mean to you? Increased employment opportunities once you have completed your hands-on training.

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Learn front office skills - including the new ICD-10 medical coding set - and become a part of a growing career as a Health Information Technician.
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Program Highlights

This program is available in:
Colorado Springs | Pueblo

Next Classes Start: Monday, Jan. 12  
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Widespread use of electronic health records - combined with increased claims for reimbursement - requires more technicians to organize and manage information in all areas of the healthcare industry.

Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13 Edition from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at

Health Information Technician
Career Projections

  • The job outlook for health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
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  • The increased aging population creates additional records for healthcare providers, which expands the demand for trained technicians.
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  • Technicians provide the electronic patient confidentiality necessary in today's world.
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Today's medical offices operate quite differently than those in the past. That's why specialized training as a health information technician is in such demand.

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Be a part of one of today's fastest growing medical professions - health information technnology. Take that first step and contact us for more information.

Job Titles for Health
Information Technicians

  • Health information technician
  • Health information management clerk
  • Medical office assistant
  • Medical receptionist
  • Medical secretary
  • Medical records technician
  • Medical records clerk
  • Insurance clerk
  • Medical biller
  • Claims examiner
  • Electronic claim processor

Potential Places for Employment

  • Physician offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Community health centers
  • Family practices
  • Laboratories
  • Pharmacies
  • Physical therapist offices

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Program Overview

Become a valuable member the next generation of healthcare leaders as we provide the resources to bring your skills to life.

  • Program - Health Information Technician
  • Award – Associate of Occupational Studies Degree
  • LocationColorado Springs, Pueblo
  • Length – This program is designed to be completed in 18 months.
  • Next Start Date – Monday, Jan. 12

Complete a 120-Hour Externship in an Actual Medical Office Setting

  • Focus on clinical approach at extern sites.
  • Gain experience with day-to-day medical procedures at:
    • Private physician offices
    • Primary care offices
    • Dental offices
    • Veterinary clinics
  • Learn to function effectively as an integral member of a healthcare team.

Get Hands-on Skills Training

Our Health Information Technician classes prepare you with marketable skills which will help you start your career today.

  • Schedule patients
  • Perform insurance billing and coding
  • Receive training on how to use the new ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural code sets, which all healthcare facillities are required to use by October 1, 2014.
  • Learn spanish for the medical office
  • Maintain patient records
  • Edit and format transcriptions
  • Understand electronic medical records
  • Interpret documentation into alphanumeric form through correct coding
  • Utilize various medical software
  • Learn how to complete medical billing forms
  • Learn medical office procedures
  • Learn to work with government health plans like Medicare and Medicaid
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Your success is important to us, and we believe your education and training in our Health Information Technician pogram is an important jump start to building your career.

Once you have completed your degree you will be prepared to sit for these certification exams:

Professional Health Information Technician Certification Exams

  • Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS)
    through American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS)
    through American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
    through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
    NOTE: The CPC will transition to ICD-10 Coding on January 1, 2015.
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We'd like to introduce you to our Health Information Technician Program Supervisors

Adriene Patton Johnson

Program Supervisor
Medical Technology

Colorado Springs Campus

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Peggy Johnson

Program Supervisor
Medical Technology

Pueblo Campus

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It's always helpful when teachers can relate the challenges of managing parenting, employment and school. Peggy fully gets this - she faces the same time constraints as her students. But ultimately, she believes in her students' abilities to be successful in and out of the classroom.

Get to know Peggy...

  • If you had to share a single piece of advice for prospective students in your department, what would it be? Don't let anyone tell you, "You cannot make it" including yourself. You can if you really want it badly enough.
  • What would you tell a student who struggling to find the balance in their personal/professional/academic life? First, I tell them they are the mirror image of me, because it's what I do every day. I share with them my own daily struggles and remind them to take it one day at a time. Ultimately, they have to make the decision to not accept failure.
  • What is it about this career field you enjoy so much? The students; watching them succeed is very rewarding. There's nothing like that moment when they cross the stage at graduation.
  • Share something unique about yourself you believe might help a student get to know you outside of school. I love outdoor activities like boating, fishing and camping but have a secret liking for ballroom dancing.
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