Career training for a job in health information technology
In this hands-on program, you’ll learn the skills for entry into the fast-growing field of health care. You’ll learn in a medical office setting, performing duties by using specific knowledge of medical codes and computerized billing systems. After your classroom and lab learning, you’ll apply what you’ve learned in a real-world setting: you’ll complete an externship in a medical office or hospital. Once you graduate, we will help you find a job in the medical office administration field.
What you’ll learn in the health information technology job training program:
- Introduction to Allied Healthcare
- Allied Health Care Foundation
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- Electronic Health Records Management
- Computer Literacy for Health Care Professionals
- ICD Coding & CPT Coding
- Medical Office Financial Management
Say yes to CET Health Information Technology!
|New career in 8-9 months?*||yes!|
|Job Placement Assistance?||yes!|
|Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify?||yes!|
|Training supplies, tools, books and scrubs included in tuition?**||yes!|
*Average program length based on attendance. ** Subject to change without notice.
FAQ about the health information technology job training program:
- Where are the health information technology classes?
- CET offers this program in San Jose, CA.
- How long does it take to finish the course?
- The Health Information Technology program is 900 hours and generally takes about 8 to 9 months to complete.
- What is the class schedule?
- This is a daytime program. The class meets Monday through Friday for six hours from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
- How much is tuition and what options do I have for financial aid?
- When people ask “how much is tuition”, most of us think of just the cost of the program and maybe books and supplies. But, when you attend a school you’ll have other costs to add in such as housing and food if you live on your own. If you live with your parents or are a parent, well that can change things a bit. To make things simpler, visit our Tuition Page and use the calculator to estimate what everything costs and what kind of aid may be available to you. Make sure to read the Financial Aid Page to learn about applying for aid, grants, and loans.
- What will I learn in the program?
- CET’s health information technology job training program focuses on the skills you need for the job. To see the competencies you will master view the student catalog and addenda’s program description.
- What kind of additional certifications or licenses will I be prepared to earn?
- Students in this program will be prepared for certification in Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS) and Billing and Coding Specialist through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). If you didn’t graduate from high school, ask an admissions advisor if there is an Adult Education Career Pathways program available to help you earn your GED.
- What types of jobs will I be qualified for after I graduate from the program and what can I expect to make?
- When you’re trained in the technology of health information, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs. You can learn more about jobs and pay in your area by checking out the links below*:
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Billing Clerk
- Patient Services Representative
- Medical Office Specialist
- When does the next class start and how to I apply?
- CET has open enrollment, so once your enrollment is completed, you can start right away. Applying to CET is easy. Learn more by visiting the Admissions page, or better yet – Sign up for a Tour and talk to an advisor in person.
*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.