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2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 
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Health Information Specialist: CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 765 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information (801) 957-7522
Program Information (801) 957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor Liliana Rodriguez (801) 957-3469

Program Faculty
Professors − Jeanne Noble, Dee Ann Jensen
Associate Professors − 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
765 Clock Hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
Training and skills in computers and software applications required to obtain employment in the office environment. 1, 7
Training and skills in business writing and customer service. 1, 2
Training and skills in job seeking, preparation, and interviewing required to be hired and succeed in the workplace. 1
Entry level work experience. 1
Entry level medical terminology. 1
Entry level electronic health records. 1

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