School of Applied Technology

Health Information Specialist (KHI2)

Certificate of Completion
678 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):

  • 43-6013.00 Medical Secretary

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,423.80
  • Student Fees: $101.70
  • Lab Fees: $49.50
  • Books/Supplies: $675.70

Total Estimated Cost: $2,250.70
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

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

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

Available Class Schedules

South City Campus

1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Other

  • Stand for long periods of time. Lift or move up 50 lbs.
  • Students need a USB Flash Drive for the first day of class.
Required Courses: (678 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KAOS 0135

Comprehensive Keyboarding

120

A

 

KAOS 0145

Basic Ten-Key

  25

A

 

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

  30

A

 

KAOS 0185

Basic Word Processing

  40

A

 

KAOS 0215

Basic Business Communications

  40

A

 

KAOS 0250

Customer Service Life Skills

  60

A

 

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

  15

A

 

KMCB 0110

Medical Filing

  15

A

 

KMCB 0120

Medical Terminology

  30

A

 

KMCB 0140

Medical Office Software

  70

A

 

KMCB 0155

Intro to Electronic Health Records

  40

A

 

KMCB 0250  

Medical Office Procedures

  40

A

 

KMCB 0240

Cooperative Externship 2

120

A

 


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

Department Contact Info

South City Campus

1575 S State Street
Salt Lake City, UT  84115

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

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