Healthcare IT Technician: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Start an exciting new career at the crossroads of healthcare and technology with our Healthcare IT Online Certificate Program. You'll gain valuable skills in two rapidly growing industries that will empower you to make a difference in patient care. You can get certified and start working in less than a year!

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Course length

517 hours

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Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours

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In this online certification program, your training will center around regulatory requirements for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), organizational behavior, IT operations, medical business operations, networking and security.

The core training within this program allows students to choose a path for certification:

  • The first path has a healthcare focus which prepares students for certification in Electronic Health Records (CEHRS) and CompTIA's A+, while gaining exposure to Medical Office Procedures and Administration, and Network+.
  • The second path has a technical focus, which prepares students for certification in CompTIA's A+ and CompTIA's Network+, while gaining exposure to Medical Office Procedures and Administration, and Electronic Health Records.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

The median salary for health information technologists is $58,250. With a well-rounded set of skills, earning potential can increase quickly as you obtain additional certificates.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Healthcare IT Technician Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you looking for a career that offers diverse opportunities, combining your interests in healthcare and technology?  
  • Do you have a strong attention to detail and enjoy working with data and information management?  
  • Are you comfortable with using and learning new software applications and systems?  
  • Are you a problem solver who enjoys finding innovative solutions to challenges in healthcare and technology?  
  • Are you passionate about improving patient care and healthcare outcomes through the effective use of technology?  
  • Are you interested in staying up-to-date with advancements in healthcare technology and informatics? 

Career Paths

Health Information Technician
Electronic Health Records Specialist
Medical Coding Specialist
Healthcare Data Analyst
Healthcare Systems Analyst
Clinical Informatics Specialist
Telehealth Coordinator