Healthcare IT Technician Certificate Online

Certificate | Beginner | 5-6 months | MedCerts
Price: $4,000 (payment options available through MedCerts)
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Choose a technical or healthcare focus area and earn a certification that will help you to stand out as a healthcare IT professional.

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What You Will Learn

  • Adhere to standards and use modern testing tools to install and manage wired and wireless networks
  • Define controls and security for user accounts and support security on networks
  • Recognize and define common networking protocols, troubleshoot performance and connectivity issues
  • Comprehend the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and IT security
  • Understand operating system (OS) functionality and troubleshooting methodology

About This Professional Certificate

Take your place in the fast-growing healthcare IT (HIT) field. Advancing technology combined with the transition of paper files to electronic records means that new job opportunities are constantly being created. 

Learn medical office procedures and administration and healthcare IT certification basics, then choose either a healthcare or a technical focus for your certification. The healthcare path concentrates on Electronic Health Records and CompTIA A+ certification and prepares you for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam, through the National Healthcareer Association, and CompTIA A+ exams. The  technical path focuses on CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

There are currently 285,323 healthcare IT technician jobs available in the U.S. and the career offers a median salary of $41,937.1

1Burning Glass: Labor Insights (Last 12 Months: June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022) 

Courses required for program completion

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

HI 1011

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 96 hours

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day-to-day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service.
Electronic Health Records

HI 1018

Healthcare | Self-Paced | 96 hours

This course provides students with the skills and certifications for the development and maintenance of electronic health records in both facility and private practice environments. Students are introduced to and provided training and practical application of skills in a variety of areas related to Electronic Health Records. Ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements will be covered along with training in the hands-on Electronic Health Record software. Students will also receive comprehensive training in the areas of Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting, the Health Insurance Claim Form, Third-Party Reimbursement, Banking Services and Procedures, Health Information Management, Computers in the Medical Office, Medical Records Management, and much more.
A+ Comprehensive

IT 2012

Information Technology | Self-Paced | 96 hours

A+ Comprehensive is a complete and thorough review of all A+ learning objectives. In this module, students receive a blended learning approach that combines Security, Networking, Operating Systems, IT Operations, Troubleshooting, and Technical Support into one singular course. Students gain the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional. This course provides training focused on the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals. This course focusses on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be utilized to resolve problems. Students gain critical hands-on experience through a comprehensive series of Performance Based Exam Prep Simulations. These simulations are a mixture of Operating System and Application Training Demonstrations, Interactive Graphic Windows Exercises, Interactive Command-Line Windows Exercises, and Interactive Configuration and Identification Exercises. The simulations are blended into the training, to provide reinforcement of topics, as well as to provide the critical “hands-on” learning experience necessary to gain competency.
Healthcare IT

IT 3010

Information Technology | Self-Paced | 96 hours

The Healthcare IT course serves as a bridge between the IT and Healthcare course curriculum. In this course, students receive a background in HIT standards, regulations, and workflows so they can best understand the healthcare environment. By applying what has been learned in the prerequisite healthcare and IT courses, students will gain a thorough understanding of how to implement and maintain HIT systems in a variety of medical/clinical settings. This course provides a solid understanding of regulatory requirements, healthcare terminology and acronyms, and code of conduct and security best practices. In this course, students are provided hands-on practical application through the use of software demos and exercises.
Network+

IT 2013

Information Technology | Self-Paced | 96 hours

Network + builds on existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that students will use on the job in any type of networking career. This course is designed to provide network technicians with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 certification exam. CompTIA recommends students have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent experience prior to attempting the N10-007 exam. As in the A+ Comprehensive course, students gain critical hands-on experience through a series of Performance Based Exam Prep Simulations. These simulations are a mixture of Operating System and Application Training Demonstrations, Interactive Graphic Windows Exercises, Interactive Command-Line Windows Exercises, and Interactive Configuration and Identification Exercises. The simulations are blended into the training, to provide reinforcement of topics, as well as to provide the critical “hands-on” learning experience necessary to gain competency.

Get College Credit

You know that your MedCerts certification will open the door to specialized jobs, but did you know that it will also move you closer to a college degree at Franklin University? Because additional education equals increased opportunities, Franklin enables students to build on professional training, like MedCerts, and earn employer-respected degrees.

The partnership between Franklin University and MedCerts connects the job-specific credentials you've earned, and the college credits you need, to provide a seamless path to long-term career growth. The University has evaluated MedCerts certifications for industry-recognized proficiencies and awards credit that equates to specific Franklin courses, as well as technical- or elective-credit requirements. Below are several degree programs that closely align with this MedCerts certification. If you choose to enroll at Franklin as a degree-seeking student in one of these healthcare programs, you'll save time and money toward your degree by building on prior learning credit.

Request Info View Program A.S. Health Services (7 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
COMP 204 - Principles of Computer Networks 2
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 5
Request Info View Program B.S. Health Education & Promotion (7 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
COMP 204 - Principles of Computer Networks 2
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 5
Request Info View Program B.S. Healthcare Management (7 credits)
Franklin Courses Credits
COMP 204 - Principles of Computer Networks 2
HCM 904 - Healthcare Technical Credit 5

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National Employer Partner Network
MedCerts students are located across the United States and our certifications are nationally accepted, which is why it's just as important for us to have nationwide healthcare partnerships too of over 1000+ employer partners.

About Medcerts

MedCerts, a Stride company, is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative e-learning solutions. Focused on certifications in high-demand areas of allied healthcare and IT, MedCerts serves individuals from all backgrounds, including the military and their families, career changers and the under- and unemployed. MedCerts delivers certification and career training through HD-quality video-based instruction, virtual simulations, games and animations, and on-the-job training through experiential learning solutions. Since 2009, the company has developed over 35 career programs, trained and up-skilled more than 35,000 individuals across the country and partnered with over 500 American job centers and more than 1,000 healthcare organizations to build talent pipelines. For more information, visit medcerts.com.

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