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Program Overview

The Coding Technician program at WNCC is designed to prepare the student to enter the health information field with either a diploma in coding or Associate of Applied Science degree. Students receiving a diploma are prepared to work in entry level positions as a medical transcriptionist or coding technician in a variety of health care settings. Those receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree are able to work in a variety of entry level positions because of greater clinical and didactic preparation.

Western Nebraska Community College has an articulation agreement with Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte and McCook, Nebraska to offer HIT courses to Mid-Plains Community College students utilizing online courses. Courses are available entirely online to WNCC and Mid-Plains, with part- or full-time options.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
Coding Technician Diploma

Curriculum
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Accreditation

CAHIIM SealHealth Information Technology Services (HIT) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Find more information on acceditation and outcomes here.

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, the median pay for holders of at least a certificate in Health Information Technology was $35,900 per year. Growth in jobs for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians for the decade 2014-2024 was projected to be 15%, much faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm)

Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures
NOTE: applies only to diploma and certificates, not associate degrees

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report certain information to students who enroll in Title IV-eligible education programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE programs. 

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