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SOURCE Gwinnett Technical College

Apply Now for Classes Starting This Fall; Special Tuition Assistance for Veterans Available

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gwinnett Technical College is now accepting applications for its one-year certificate program in Health Information Technology (HIT), which trains professionals for one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare sector. The program also offers special funding in the form of tuition stipends for veterans, the underemployed and those unemployed.

Applications are now being accepted now for:

  • ¬†Fall Semester:¬† Apply by June 18, classes start August 19

For more information:

Health information technology professionals are responsible for organizing and managing health information data and its secure exchange between all users. They also need to be able to discuss patient information and discrepancies with other professionals, such as physicians and insurance personnel. A fast-growing field, HIT is increasingly viewed as the most promising tool for improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system.

The HIT certificate is designed to prepare graduates to work in one of six different HIT roles where there is expected to be a shortage of HIT professionals::

  • Practice Workflow & Information Redesign Specialist
  • Clinician/Practitioner Consultant (Healthcare background required)
  • Implementation Support Specialists
  • Implementation Manager
  • Software Support Specialist
  • Trainer

This program is part of a HIT education partnership between Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech, stemming from a $1.65 million tri-agency Jobs Accelerator Grant to boost job creation in the field.

The curriculum will include coursework in those aspects of medicine and IT which equip students to build the information technology world that future medical professionals will need to effectively delivery health services.

The program is particularly suited to those who already have some experience in either information technology or the healthcare industry.

About Gwinnett Tech

Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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