Healthcare IT Technician

Program Hours: 1050
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 260
Academic Credits: 52

Program Description

The Healthcare IT Technician program provides comprehensive training for students who wish to prepare for entry in Information Technology (IT), with a focus on the Healthcare industry. The Healthcare IT (HIT) field is booming with development in technology and migration from paper records to electronic records. It is one of the fastest growing fields in IT today, with new jobs and career opportunities. The Healthcare IT Technician is comprehensive program with emphasis on HIPAA, Electronic Health Records (EHR), IT Operations, Networking, and Security. The core training within this program allows students to earn multiple industry recognized national certifications in Healthcare and IT.

Learning Objectives

  • Students prepare for entry-level employment in a variety of positions in a healthcare setting including Computer Repair/Support Technicians, Desktop Support, Help Desk, and Networking Support, Electronic Health Records/Support
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to be proficient in Microsoft Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in various multiple Office programs
  • Students demonstrate expertise in the resolution of end-user incident requests involving troubleshooting and configuration of hardware, software and network settings
  • Implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies and infrastructures (e.g. server, network, storage, and virtualization technologies)
  • Implement health record data backup procedures based on the latest disaster recovery policies. Install, deploy and configure computer networks and mobile devices
  • Deploy and configure hardware drivers and devices, e.g., badge scanners and cameras
  • Identify and test for common information security risks, such as spyware or phishing, and implement the appropriate prevention techniques and countermeasures
  • Communicate effectively, either independently or in a team, to problem solve

Certification Objectives

Students focus on the following certification objectives:

Methods of Instruction

Courses are computer-based and instructor-led. Students learn via one-to-one or small-group instruction, LMS modules, textbooks, workbooks, and online forums and discussions.


Refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook for the full list of policies.


Course Name/SyllabusNumberProgram HoursAssigned Course Preparation Hours
Internet and ComputingSIT-0015012
Microsoft Office Specialist 2016SIT-03015037
CompTIA A+ Part 1SIT-00211027
CompTIA A+ Part 2SIT-00311027
CompTIA Network+SIT-00410025
Microsoft Windows ClientSIT-0068020
Microsoft Windows Server 1SIT-00715037
Microsoft Windows Server 2SIT-00815037
Introduction to Allied Health - AdvancedSAH-001A7519
Electronic Health RecordsSAH-0067519