Transitioning Healthcare Facilities to Electronic Health Record (EHR)

HCC is meeting the need for IT and Health Care Professionals to be able to implement Electronic Health Records (EHR) through short term training programs that are partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding through the HITECH incentive program. HCC has partnered with Johnson County Community College to provide opportunities under the HITECH grant.

Certificate Programs

Program Cost

Approved students pay the regular college tuition and fees associated with the online courses. There are no additional textbook costs as these are included as a part of the online course content. For more information about Tuition and Fees:


Job Opportunities

Employment includes a wide variety of positions from employers such as hospital systems, clinics, health departments, provider practices, safety net providers, software vendors, consultants, third-party payers, medical device companies, non-profits, and government.

Examples of Job Titles to search when considering either of these certificates: Health IT Program Manager, Health System Project Manager, IS Project Lead, Meaningful Use Specialist, Meaningful Use Program Manager, EHR/EMR Consultant Analyst, Clinical Systems Analyst, Clinical Informatics Specialist/Analyst, HIPAA Privacy Officer. There are many more, and as healthcare evolves, the list will continue to change.

Government mandate of the EHR for healthcare providers is driving expansion of many IT and Health Care Professional positions with education in this expanding field. It is anticipated that 50,000 additional jobs will be needed in Health Information Technology over the next five years which is almost a 50% increase in size of current HIT workforce.Job Opportunity Information


Advisory Board Representation includes but is not limited to: Concergent IT, Great Bend Regional Medical Center, Great Plains Health Alliance, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Hutchinson Clinic, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and Prairie Star Health Center.


Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses

In accordance with the “Jobs for Veterans Act” (38 U.S.C. 4213), qualified Veterans and Eligible Spouses will receive priority referral to services over non-veterans, which shall include:

  • Early registration for courses.
  • Access to the VetSuccess on Campus Counselor for support services.
  • Enrollment in limited-availability cohort classes.

Veterans and Eligible Spouses shall identify themselves on HCC’s application documents and confirm eligibility in the HCC Parker Student Union Student Services Office. Contact Nathan Buche. See 'How to get started" for more information.

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An estimated 50,000 additional health care professionals may be needed over the next five years.
~ Office of the
National Coordinator for
Health Information Technology