Career Pathways

Career Pathways offer new ways to achieve your education goals. Instead of studying just one program, the Career Pathways model links related academic programs in a sequence. Each program offers direct job preparation AND a path to the next higher academic program.

Medical Coding Into Health Information Technology

The Medical Coding program prepares you for employment as an entry-level coding specialist in a health care facility. You are taught the application of diagnosis and procedural codes for medical documentation. Upon completion of the Medical Coding diploma, all credits can be applied toward the Health Information Technology degree.

Technical Diploma

A diploma is a set of course taken from an already approved degree that provides you with a set of specific skills to prepare you for a job in demand by local employers. All credits earned in the diploma can be applied to the degree.

Investment = Education

Medical Coding Specialist 33 Credits

How fast can I complete this AFTER finishing a certificate?

  • 6 semesters = 6 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 11 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 17 credits/semester

Associate Degree

A two-year, post-high school program with specific course requirements.

Investment = Education

Health Information Technology 61 Credits

How fast can I complete this AFTER finishing the technical diploma?

  • 6 semesters = 5 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 10 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 15 credits/semester

*Source: EMSI based on annual salary.