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Health Information Specialist (KHI2)

Certificate of Proficiency
765 Hours

This 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, ten-key, medical terminology, medical accounting/patient scheduling, and ICD-9 coding. Special emphasis is placed on customer service and life skills training. This curriculum includes a 120-hour cooperative externship at a medical facility in the medical records department.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

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

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,705.95
  • Student Fees: $114.75
  • Lab Fees: $0.00
  • Books/Supplies: $1266.86

Total Estimated Cost: $3,127.56
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

Requirements

Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 6.5
  • Total Language: 8.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 30 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing
  • 10 Key speed of 5,000 sph (strokes per hour) on a 5-minute timing with 98% accuracy

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville/Redwood Campus

4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Other

  • Stand for long periods of time. Lift or move up 50 lbs.
  • Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

 

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

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

Required Courses: (678 Clock Hours)

Course

 Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

  30

A

KAOS 0251

Customer Service

  60

A

KAOS 0246

Business Communication

  90

A

KAOS 0189

Word Processing

  80

A

KAOS 0191

Spreadsheets

  80

A

KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills

  15

A

KMCB 0121

Medical Terminology

  40

A

KMCB 0131

Anatomy

  70

A

KMCB 0140

Medical Office Software

  70

A

KMCB 0310

Medical Law & Ethics

  50

A

KMCB 0171

ICD-10 Coding

  50

A

KMCB 0165

Electronic Health Records

  50

A

KMCB 0242

HIS Externship

  80

A

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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801-957-5555
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