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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
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Health Information Specialist: CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency l 678 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location: South City Campus
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Liliana Rodriguez 801-957-3469

Program Faculty:
Professors − Jeanne Noble, Dee Ann Jensen
Associate Professors − Sally Williams, Vonadean McFarland, Karl Jorgensen
Assistant Professors − Diego Pardo

Program Description:
This non-credit training program prepares students to work in the medical records offices of hospitals, larger medical clinics, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies. It provides basic clerical training in computer concepts, Windows, Internet, e-mail, medical filing, keyboarding, word processing, basic spreadsheets, ten-key, medical terminology, medical accounting/patient scheduling, electronic health records, anatomy, ICD-10 Coding and HIPPA Certification. Special emphasis is placed on customer service and life skills training. This curriculum includes an 80-hour cooperative externship at a medical facility in the medical records department.

Career Opportunities:
For state and national occupation information, visit and enter the following O*Net codes(s):

  • 9-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • 43-6013.00 Medical Secretary

Program Entry Requirements:
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 6.5
  • Total Language: 8.0

Total Program/Course Fees:
Please visit the following program website for up-to-date cost information:

Estimated Time to Completion:
678 Clock Hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2 - Communicate Effectively
  3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4 - Think Critically and Creatively
  5 - Civic Engagement
  6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
  7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
Entry level customer service and life skills 1, 6
Entry level work experience 1
Entry level medical terminology 1
Entry level skills in basic office equipment and software 1, 7
Entry level electronic health records 1
Entry level skills in office etiquette and professionalism 1, 2, 6

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