Advance Your Healthcare IT Technician Career

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24 Weeks

Certificate Length



What Does A Healthcare IT Technician Do?

Healthcare information technicians play a key role in the daily upkeep of information technology systems within healthcare facilities. What’s unique about this role, and what differentiates healthcare information technicians from their industry peers, is the fact that they also have to understand and work within the confines of healthcare regulations and requirements.

Like most professions, day-to-day responsibilities will differ slightly depending on your employer and their needs, but below are some of the core responsibilities that healthcare information technicians are typically tasked with handling.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring IT systems are current and operating properly
  • Securing electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Managing sensitive patient data
  • Overseeing company-wide IT practices and policies
  • Troubleshooting IT systems on an as-needed basis

Compiling and storing sensitive data, such as a patient’s medical history or social security number, is extremely important, so having a skilled healthcare information technician to handle day-to-day IT duties is paramount.

Where In the AdventHealth Network Can You Work?

Healthcare IT technicians work in a variety of health care institutions including private practice and major health care facilities.


High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation and certificate examination.

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led, video-based training

Digital Coursebook

Textbooks: A+ All In One & Network + All in One

eBooks: Kinn’s Medical Administrative Assistant & Integrated Electronic Health Records

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare information technicians – and similar positions such as medical record and health information specialists – accounted for 416,400 jobs in 2020. With an expected growth rate of 9% between 2020 and 2030, experts predict that 37,100 healthcare information technician jobs will be added to the market by decade’s end.

A majority of healthcare information technicians are full-time workers and work within healthcare settings such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, or hospice facilities. A majority of the duties for this role are performed on a computer and employees will be expected to sit for long periods of time.

Skills Learned

  • Students in the Healthcare IT Technician certificate will complete their curriculum over 24 weeks in order to master the expertise needed to successfully launch their careers. Some of the skills gained include:

    • Understanding of computer safety and security procedures
    • Ability to identify network issues and troubleshoot as needed
    • Knowledge of medical business operations
    • Understanding and management of electronic patient records
    • Awareness of compliance and regulatory requirements


Medical Office Procedures and Administration
Electronic Health Records
A+ Comprehensive
Network +
Healthcare IT



EMR and EHR Assistant

health unit coordinator working at the computer

Electronic Medical Record Associate


Technology Specialist


Students in the Healthcare IT Technician certificate have two certification paths to choose from. Those who opt for a health care focus will concentrate on Electronic Health Records and CompTIA A+ certification, and prepare for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS) and A+ exams.

The more technical focus will concentrate on Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA A+) and Network+ certifications, which are the preferred certifications for technical support and IT roles.

Earning one of these national certifications demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Healthcare IT Technician.




This certification is an industry-recognized certification that proves individuals can think quickly to perform essential IT support tasks.


COMPTIA Network+

This certification ensures that individuals have the technical skills to establish, maintain, and troubleshoot the networks that all businesses rely on. 


Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

This certification ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.


If you need additional funding sources, we offer many convenient options

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.


Pay for your training with an education loan through Meritize.

Reserve your seat by completing the course registration process using the provided option.



Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Professors: scheduled office hours
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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Students will complete the online certificate over 24 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The certificate is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this certificate are detail-oriented individuals who can gather and disseminate information, work well in a team setting and are highly skilled at using computers.

The daily role of a Healthcare IT Technician includes managing wired and wireless networks, preparing reports, setting up user controls and monitoring for any security or compliance issues.


Healthcare IT Technicians can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Practice Workflow and Information Specialist, Management Redesign Specialist, Implementation Support Specialist, PC Technician and Technology Specialist.

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