Healthcare-IT Medical Management

Healthcare-IT Medical Management

The Healthcare/IT Medical Management Technical Certificate is intended to provide entry-level skills for students wanting to begin a career as medical records and health information technicians. Healthcare IT positions are available in various medical environments, including hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies and extended care facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for medical records and health information technicans is expected to grow much faster than average through 2022.

Earn a One-Year Technical Certificate or a Two-Year A.A.S. Degree
The Healthcare/IT Medical Management Technical Certificate is a 21-credit-hour program that can be completed in one year. All of the required Healthcare/IT Medical Management Technical Certificate courses can be applied toward the Nashville State Associate of Applied Science degree in Healthcare Management - Medical Management Concentration if students choose to continue their education. Students who plan to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult their advisors about articulation options.

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Advising Sheet Archives


2014–2015 Advising Sheets

Technical Certificate
Healthcare/IT Medical Management

AAS Degree
Medical Management


2013–2014 Advising Sheets

Technical Certificate
Healthcare/IT Medical Management

AAS Degree
Medical Management


Employment in Healthcare/IT Medical Management

We recommend visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information on employment for medical records and health information technicians, the nature of the work, job outlook, wages, related occupations and more:
Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

NSCC Career Services Office
The Career Services Office provides career and employment information and services to students and graduates. Placement assistance is available to graduates and currently enrolled students seeking full- or part-time work.

Program Skills and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations affecting medical office technologies;
  • Maintain electronic health/medical records for a medical office environment;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hardware and software applications commonly used in a medical office environment;
  • Identify various types of healthcare delivery systems;
  • Define, troubleshoot, and solve common IT needs in a medical office environment; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electronic medical reimbursement and billing practices.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Extended Care Facilities


Career Services and Cooperative Education

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail

Program Faculty

Eli Alvarado, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3705
R.N., Nursing, Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing, 1976
B.A., Political Science, Wright State University, 1982
M.H.A., Health Administration, Medical College of Virginia, 1986
Certified Professional Coder, 2005

Susan Anne Hawkins, Instructor, 615-353-3491
M.H.A., University of Maryland College, 2004
M.B.A., University of Maryland College, 2005
M.S., Information Technology, University of Maryland College, 2010

Contact Information

Eli Alvarado, Assistant Professor
Phone: 615-353-3705

Susan Anne Hawkins, Instructor
Phone: 615-353-3491

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Advising Sheets

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Technical Certificate
IT Medical Management

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Medical Management Concentration

Catalog and Class Schedule

See the Catalog for program requirements, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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