Health information technologists specialize in managing and protecting medical records; administering health information management systems; and coding for reimbursement, research and quality care. A number of high demand, high growth occupations today require entry-level employees to have a specific skill set. About the Program The Health Information Technology and Management program provides a stacked, educational pathway for careers in medical office environments. Students may earn a Medical Office Essentials credit diploma, continue in the program with Medical Claims Coding Associate certificate or complete an Associate of Applied Science degree. The benefit of enrolling in this program is the multi-level, or stacked, certificates. Students can complete the initial certification in one semester and can then seek employment or continue with the medical claims coding associate certificate. This certificate, which takes roughly three semesters to complete, allows students to prepare for a career in medical billing or coding. If students wish to complete the full associate degree, it can be done in about two years. Most importantly, these stackable certificates are offered completely online either full- or part-time.