About the Program
Health-Care Data Technology is a program of study designed to prepare students for office positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, health clinics, insurance companies, nursing homes, and other health-related organizations. A student enrolled in Health-Care Data Technology will prepare to work in these environments as a medical billing and coding specialist, medical transcriptionist, medical office assistant, medical file clerk or medical office secretary. Health-care Data Technology is a 2-year program of study that requires courses in the career–technical core, designated areas of concentration, and the academic core. The Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon the successful completion of the program.
Large amount of time, money, and research are spent by the federal government and insurance companies in an effort to control costs and provide quality health care. Because of this, office occupations in the medical field continue to be in demand with the evolvement of health care reform.