Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program Office: 615-353-3400
The Medical Informatics degree is designed to train technicians to organize and manage the required information in all areas of the healthcare industry. The program integrates healthcare courses with the latest in information technology to provide a comprehensive medical informatics educational foundation. The degree will provide students interested in pursuing healthcare careers the knowledge and skills necessary to work in entry-level positions, or provide experienced individuals the opportunity to build on their IT and/or healthcare backgrounds.
The program requires completion of 60 semester credit hours and can be completed in two years. The degree is offered on the main campus in Nashville using on-ground and online classes.
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Establish and maintain a user support/helpdesk role and function in a medical environment;
- Effectively communicate technical and non-technical information in written form and orally;
- Use security tools and applications to secure organization data and infrastructure;
- Function competently in entry-level computer technician positions using critical thinking skills to solve system challenges;
- Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, and local laws affecting medical office technologies; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of electronic medical reimbursement and billing practices.
- Medical/Hospital Help Desk Technician
- Desktop Support Technician
- Implementation Support Specialist
The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.