INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech will now offer a new short-term, 6-month online Health Information Technology (HIT) program focused on training individuals to fill a much needed gap in today’s health care workforce.
Working professionals with a background in either Healthcare or Information Technology are now eligible to participate in the 6-month training program in a collaborative partnership between Ivy Tech and Cuyahoga Community College.
A study done by the Bureau of Labor Studies and other sources project that as many as 50,000 additional HIT professionals may be needed over the next five years. This training program can earn individuals a salary up to $125,000 a year and will provide them with the skills to thrive in the health information technology field.
The cost of the 6-month online training is $1,597 and limited scholarship funding is available for eligible participants, while it lasts. The training includes several different tracks, including practice workflow and information management redesign specialists, clinical/practitioner specialists, information support specialists, implementation managers, technical/software support staff and trainers.
Interested students may apply by completing an online application at www.ivytech.edu/hit-training. These programs are short-term, noncredit certificates and incorporate a hybrid delivery model which combines face-to-face lectures with industry experts and hands-on labs.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.