Medical Records Technician

Purpose

This career studies certificate prepares individuals for entry-level responsibilities in the medical records/healthcare environment. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in accurately compiling and maintaining medical records of patients, reviewing medical records for completeness, using patient accounting and application software.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and impact of the electronic health record (EHR) in the healthcare environment.
  • Understand the basic concepts of computer software to include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software applications as they are used in the healthcare environment.

Employment Opportunities

Medical Records Technicians generally work in entry-level support positions in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.

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