Medical Information Technology

Are you detail oriented? Would you like to have a health career that helps people but keeps you in an office setting? If you like working in an office, are detail oriented and enjoy a fast-paced environment, a career as a medical information specialist may be a good choice for you. Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of health care settings.

Career Opportunities

Work as a medical administrative assistant, medical transcriptionist or in other administrative capacities in doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals and similar health care settings.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Edgewood; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Associate in applied science degree, diplomas and certificates. Medical Information Technology program is part of the Business Studies curriculum offered by Gateway and KCTCS.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: Varies from one to two semesters by certificate
  • Associate degree: Two years

Progression in the Medical Information Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale). Students enrolled in degree or diploma programs are required to do an internship or cooperative experience in a medical office environment.

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Associate in Applied Science

  • Medical Information Technology: Administrative Track