Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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Healthcare Tech Specialist

What is Healthcare Tech Specialist?

Healthcare Technology Specialist Certificate (specialization in Workflow Process and Implementation Management or Health IT Implementation and Technical Support)

Healthcare Technology Specialist Certificate equips graduates to acquire arrays of technologies to assess workflows, select hardware and software, work with vendors, install software, test systems, health data security, and diagnose IT problems.  Health Technology Specialists work with Electronic health records (EHRs), E-prescribing, and e-Health tools at hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, and other health organizations.

Success Factors

To succeed in the Healthcare Technology Specialist program, you should have the desire to work in the information technology unit of the health care industry that will employ you. You must be prepared to quickly adjust to changes and challenges that are related to troubleshooting, upgrades and new software implementation.

Career Possibilities

After successfully completing the health technology specialist certificate, you may pursue a variety of opportunities in hospitals, physician offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient clinics, home health services, insurance companies and public health departments. Most health technology specialists work as Computer User Support Specialists.  Other job titles include the following:

Technical Support Specialist
Implementation Support Specialist
Workflow and information support specialist
IT Project Management Officer

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for this occupation is 15-1151.00.  The informational profile for this occupation is at http://online.onetcenter.org.

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion and normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported) at http://www.ucclermont.edu/content/dam/clermont/gainful-employment/healt-tech-spec/51.0707-Gedt.html.

Majoring in Healthcare Tech Specialist

The Health Technology Specialist certificate program is a one-year online certificate that prepares you to work in the information technology departments of health care organizations. While you learn about computers, you will also learn about the health care industry. This certificate is only available online.

Upon completion of the Healthcare Technology Specialist certificate program, students will demonstrate:

  • The ability to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will demonstrate the skills to work in a hospital, clinic, doctors’ office, or insurance company and other healthcare organizations that use information technology.
  • Preparedness for the Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) Exams. For more information about the CHTS exam, please visit http://www.ahima.org/certification/chts

Curriculum Guides

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their es.

Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to associate degree holders with healthcare or information technology background. Students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to remain in it.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin es in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before es begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Healthcare Tech Specialist

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu