Medical Information Technology

Medical Information Technology

Savanna GarritySavanna Garrity has been the program coordinator for the Medical Information Technology program since 1998. Prior to employment at the college, she worked for 7 years with Trover Foundation (currently Baptist Health) and 2 years at St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. She is a Certified Professional Coder with the American Academy of Professional Coders. She has a Master’s in Public Administration as well. She is a hands-on instructor who enjoys incorporating humor and unique student activities to facilitate student learning. She teaches both face-to-face and online courses.

In addition to her role at Madisonville Community college, she is the wife to a high school technical principal, and has 5 children and 2 grandchildren. When not at the college, you will find her at one of their activities.

Ms. Garrity enjoys meeting with perspective students and would welcome meeting you as you make the decision if this program is right for you.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics states that “medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.”

If you would like to prepare for a fast growing career contact Savanna Garrity savanna.garrity@kctcs.edu today.


Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, transcribe medical documentation, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Laboratory and classroom experiences are combined to prepare you for careers in healthcare facilities.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Diplomas

Certificates

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Employment Opportunities

Depending on which option the student elects to study, they can expect to make between $20,000 - $30,000 per year with a fairly quick opportunity to increase to the mid $30,000 range. It is expected that healthcare careers will increase over the next 10 years.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC’s general admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years, a diploma in three semesters, or a certificate in two semesters.

For more information

Savanna Garrity
(270) 824-8645
savanna.garrity@kctcs.edu

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.