Health Records Technology

Health Records Technology

Health Records Technology student
The Health Records Technology program offers a one-year certificate of completion that allows program graduates to be employed by:

- hospitals
- nursing homes
- insurance companies
- home health agencies
- ancillary medical service offices.

Advances in medical science, legislative reforms, computerization, and the need to manage health care delivery systems and health care costs have created a growing demand for information professionals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, and distribute health care information.

To Our Students: Please be informed that Lane Community College Division of Health Professions requires all students to submit appropriate personal information (such as immunization records, federal and state background checks, drug screens and others) to CastleBranch, a company specializing in the collection and storage of student health care information. Submission of required documents must be accomplished prior to the beginning of classes. Both the drug screens and background checks must be clear (e.g. absence of positive results for narcotics, marijuana, alcohol and/or other illicit substances for drug screen) to ensure clinical placements and graduation from Health Profession programs. Specifics on required documents, costs, timelines, and how to access CastleBranch, will be included in the letter of program acceptance and/or discussed at the Mandatory Program Orientation.

Dear Students:
Please be aware that you will be required to have a minimum 2.0 gpa at the time of graduation in order to graduate and receive your certificate or associate's degree from LCC. Please also be aware that only LCC courses count toward your final gpa.

What's the Health Records Technology program at Lane like?
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One-Year Certificate of Completion

Health Records Technology

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 29-2071.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Insurance Claims Clerks

How many students completed the Health Records Technology 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 47 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 40.4% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 14;  Statewide: 136

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $19.01; annual average - $39,549
Oregon hourly average - $19.13; annual average - $39,786

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $5,875
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $1,700
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $7,575

What's included?

Program Costs

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 21,272
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $0