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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
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Our Medical Records Technology Program

Program Highlights

  • Fuse the science of healthcare, computer technology, and administrative techniques to research and create solutions to the expanding needs of the healthcare field.
  • Research and work through reality-based scenarios such as emergency disaster preparedness, analyzing autopsy data, and tracking the spread of infectious disease.
  • Collect, analyze, use, and share information to improve the health of patients and the practice of medicine in a wide variety of healthcare environments.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for state certification, immediate employment, and further education.

Program Length

The medical records technology program is two years in length. Students have the opportunity to obtain Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certifications, as well as, OSHA 10-Hour and CPR instruction.

Students successfully completing the program have the opportunity to earn free dual enrollment college credit if you meet all requirements.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Billing and Collections
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Functions
  • Medical Records Maintenance
  • Medical Records Reporting
  • Medical Terminology
  • Revenue Management
  • Scheduling

Medical Records Specialist Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.50–$18.07
  • Annual: $26,000–$37,850

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Certified Public Accountant*
  • Compliance Specialist*
  • Computer Programmer*
  • Financial Analyst*
  • Human Resources Manager*
  • Health Information Manager*
  • IT Specialist*
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Records Specialist*
  • Patient Financial Services*

*with additional education in this field.