• Health Information Technology Specialist

    M State’s hands-on programs help prepare students for rewarding careers in computer information systems, which include some of the fastest growing jobs nationwide.


Health Information Technology Specialist

Recent changes in the health care industry mean increased demand for professionals skilled in the use of information technology to enhance medical care.

M State's Health Information - Technology Specialist certificate provides students with advanced skills in health informatics, a merger of traditional health records management and information technology. The required courses are a combination of health information technology and IT courses.

The 30-credit certificate program, offered through eCampus, is designed for working HIT or IT professionals and for current college students enrolled in HIT or IT programs.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

Grant recipients must be Minnesota residents and meet income guidelines. They also must graduate from a Minnesota high school, complete an ABE program or pass a GED test.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322, or download the elgible program list.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Research and apply electronic health record rules and regulations
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and colleagues
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Apply best practices and standards within HIT solutions
  • Evaluate the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society


Why M State

  • M State provides an exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes mean personalized education
  • Faculty are committed to student success
  • eCampus allows busy students and professionals to complete programs without needing to travel to a campus for classes

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Health Information - Technology Specialist Certificate
Locations: eCampus

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Meet the faculty

Bonnie Peterson
Health Information Technology Program Director/Instructor
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Kimberle Samuelson
Health Information Technology Instructor
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Courses required for Health Information Technology Specialist certificate

  • Introduction to Programming and Scripting
  • Microcomputer Databases
  • Information Systems
  • Microcomputer Operating Systems
  • Topics in Computers
  • Informatics
  • Introduction to Health Care Delivery
  • Medicolegal Aspects
  • Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Terminology

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:58am