Students accepted into the online Business Management Degree Program will receive preferential enrollment for online course sections scheduled in the term listed on the student’s academic plan.
Business Management Online Program
Students may earn an Associate of Business in Business Management degree 100% online at Marion Technical College. The required courses in the Business Management curriculum are offered online spring and fall semesters and a student who enrolls full-time may complete the degree in two years. This program is offered to qualified students who must be college ready in reading, writing, math; have Internet access, and Microsoft Office ®.
Online students must be self-motivated, independent learners willing to commit to a challenging program.
The Business Management Online program is a limited enrollment program. To be admitted, a student must meet the following requirements:
Online Degree: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology
Marion Technical College’s Health Information Technology Program is designed to prepare students for this growing field of health information technology/management.
Within the program, students will cover a wide range of topics:
Students actively work with health information and receive hands-on experience with the newest technological innovations used in healthcare through the AHIMA virtual lab.
Graduates of the MTC program qualify for accreditation in the health information management field by passing the national certification examination requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Upon successful completion of the examination, the graduate is awarded the credential of a registered health information technician (RHIT).
Students have the opportunity to earn one of the following certificates after 1 year of study in the program. Then earn the AAS degree after the second year.
Online Certificate Programs:
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate – students will be qualified to take the national CCA/CCS or CPC coding exam to become a certified coder - The healthcare worker responsible for assigning numeric or alphanumeric codes to diagnostic or procedural statements.
According to AHIMA, "the medical coding professional (or coder) is responsible for translating healthcare providers’ diagnostic and procedural phrases into coded form. Coding professionals do this by reviewing and analyzing health records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedures for distinct patient encounters. This translation process requires interaction with the healthcare provider to ensure terms are translated correctly.
Coding professionals must possess a thorough understanding of the health record’s content in order to find information to support or provide specificity for coding. Certified medical coders are trained in the anatomy and physiology of the human body and disease processes in order to understand the etiology, pathology, symptoms, signs, diagnostic studies, treatment modalities, and prognosis of diseases and procedures to be coded. The job entails much more than simply locating diagnostic and procedural phrases in the coding manuals or with encoder software. It requires knowledge of disease processes and procedural techniques to consistently apply the correct codes. A medical coding professional works as part of a team to achieve the best quality patient care. " - AHIMA
Clinical Health Informatics Specialist
Health informatics is defined "as the science of evaluating, implementing, and utilizing technology to manage all information related to the patient care delivery process:
The field draws contributions from computer science, health information management, the clinical sciences, social and organizational influences, and business practices. " University of Illinois-Chicago - Upon completion of MTC’s Clinical Health Informatics Specialist certificate, the student will be prepared to assist in the field of health informatics and to take a national HITPro exam demonstrating their expertise.
Please contact, HIT program director, for more information on applying to this program.