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Work in one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Use your health information knowledge and skills to securely manage health records, improve system workflow and provide technical support to improve patient care.

What will I learn?

If you are highly motivated and a proficient problem-solver, understand the importance of exceptional customer service and skilled technical support, and have a passion to help people, then you have the qualities to excel as a health information systems professional.

Choose from three tracks:

  • Associate of Science with Emphasis in Health Information Systems - Earn your associate degree and transfer to a four-year program or move directly into the workforce
  • Health Information Systems Implementation and Support Specialist Certificate - Provide onsite user support before and during implementation of health information systems in clinical and public health settings
  • Health Information Systems Workflow Management and Training Specialist Certificate - Help design and deliver training programs to employees in clinical and public health settings

Train in simulated environments developed by Cerner, the nation’s leader in health information and electronic health records technology. Depending on the track you choose, you’ll learn to:

  • Create, catalog and secure health information
  • Work in Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Monitor electronic health record (EHR) functionality and usability
  • Use correct medical terminology
  • Build your résumé with an internship that will give you real-world experience

You’ll learn why it’s important to understand national policy reform, including:

  • the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • government incentive programs
  • information exchanges
  • consumer engagement
  • security regulations


JCCC offers:

  • Classes every five weeks and online classes for ultimate flexibility
  • Smaller class sizes for personalized attention
  • Evolving resources to help you advance
  • Experienced, forward-thinking faculty who help you attain real-world marketable skills

JCCC is an approved educational partner of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the largest health IT organization in the world. This puts JCCC in an exclusive group of organizations allowed to provide HIMSS training and education.

Our counselors work hard to help you find a job and start your future. An active job board is consistently updated with opportunities from a range of businesses around the metro. Take a look!

JCCC’s Health Information Systems lands partnership

Lori Brooks, associate professor of HIS
"To the outsider, HIMSS is just a bunch of letters, but for those in the field of healthcare information technology, praise from HIMSS is huge."
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Your credits will transfer to the University of Kansas’ Healthcare Information Management program and Ottawa University’s clinical and non-clinical bachelor’s degree programs in Health Care Management. Speak with an Academic Counselor about your options for transferring to other schools.

Find work in hospital systems, clinics, provider practices, safety net providers, software vendors and more. Entry-level jobs include:

  • Application support specialist
  • Claims specialist
  • Computer support specialist
  • EHR specialist
  • Health information technician
  • Help desk analyst
  • HIM trainer
  • ROI specialist
  • Trainer

Download the Health Information Systems Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.