Medical Information Technology


Use your laboratory skills to help diagnose and treat patients in the healthcare industry. 

What is Medical Information Technology?

The Medical Information Technology (MIT) program is designed for individuals who love the medical field bot not necessarily the clinical side of it. This program will provide you with knowledge to work within an administrative setting in healthcare facilities closely with other healthcare professionals.

You'll be studying a wide variety of topics including:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Practice Management Issues
  • HIPAA confidentiality issues
average base pay $34,842
low: $23k med: $35k high: $55k

What are my career choices?

Medical Information Career Median Annual Salary*
Medical Administrative Assistant $29,522
Medical Unit Coordinator $29,522
Hospital Admissions Specialist $29,522
Medical Receptionist $39,057 
Medical Coding $34,842
Medical Scribe $33,024
Medical Transcriptionist $33,024
Electronic Health Records Specialist $34,842

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Medical Receptionist Certificate: 15 Total credit hours  
Medical Coding Certificate: 22 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   
Medical Transcriptionist Certificate: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   
Medical Scribe Certificate: 28 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  
Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate: 28-30 Total Credit Hours  
Hospital Admissions Specialist Certificate: 30 Total Credit Hours  
Medical Unit Coordinator Certificate: 31 Total Credit Hours  
Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma: 49 Total Credit Hours  
Medical Administrative Associate Degree: 64 Total Credit Hours  
Medical Office Management Associate Degree: 64 Total Credit Hours  

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Maintenance of a "C" or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Additional Information

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For management course sequence, see the management course sequence.
For administration course sequence, see the  administration course sequence.
For medical administrative assistant course sequence, see the medical administrative assistant course sequence.
For certificate course sequence, see the certificate course sequence.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Amy Norrod, RHIT, CMAA, MHA
Medical Information Technology Program Coordinator
Associate Professor

Renee F. White, Ph.D., MHA
Medical Information Technology
Assistant Professor