Health Information Technology Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Applications/Concepts or Information Technology Problem Solving CIT110 or CIT113* 3 Prerequisites for CIT110: ESL098 or RDG095; prerequisites for CIT113: ENG090 and RDG090 or placement
PC Hardware and Software CIT182** 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Cisco Networking I CIT162*** 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Healthcare IT Concepts I CIT183 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or chair approval: Pre/Co-Requisite CIT182
Cisco Networking II CIT167**** 3 CIT162
Healthcare IT Concepts II CIT288 3 Pre/Co-Requisite CIT183 or chair approval
Total Credits 18

*Note: CIT113 satisfies the Learning Communities Requirement. CIT110 is recommended. CIT182 is the equivalent to Cisco’s IT Essentials A+ certification course. After completion of CIT162 and CIT167, students can prepare for the Cisco ICND1 certification examination. After completion of CIT183 and CIT288, students can prepare for the Healthcare Technology and Information Management certification examinations. 

**Note: CIT182 is the equivalent to Cisco's IT Essentials A+ certification course

***Note: CIT162 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA R&S Semester 1

****Note: CIT167 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA R&S Semester 2

Program Overview

The Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program is designed for students who wish to enter the Healthcare IT field and for current healthcare workers who wish to apply Healthcare IT competencies to their current position.  The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills concerning Healthcare IT privacy, security, networking, and mobility to successfully understand the Healthcare IT industry and provide hardware and software support in the healthcare environment.  Students will also gain the skills in health information management and workflow analysis needed to utilize Healthcare IT effectively to manage patient care, improve communications, and support information sharing.  The Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program is designed to be "Stackable", allowing students to apply completed courses to IT degrees and additional IT certificates, such as the Health Information Networking Certificate.

Career Outlook

The Health Information Technology Certificate Program prepares students for entry-level Healthcare IT careers in a variety of healthcare settings including physician offices, clinics, hospitals, and with third-party contractors.  Students also gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the national Health Information Technology competencies and will be prepared to take multiple IT certification exams.

Upon Completion of this Program, Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare IT positions.
  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare IT Systems Support positions.
  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare Hardware/Software Support positions.
  • Apply for entry-level Healthcare Network Support positions.
  • Achieve the national Healthcare Technology and Information Management competencies.
  • Apply Healthcare IT competencies to current Healthcare positions.
  • Prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination(s).
  • Prepare to take the Cisco CCENT Certification Examination.