What is this training?

This program is one component of the federal Health IT Workforce Program and enables community colleges funded under this initiative to establish intensive, non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less for full time students.

The programs will be flexibly implemented to provide each trainee with skills and competencies that he/she does not already possess and will focus on students who have already acquired information technology knowledge/education and who need further education in the clinical/medical knowledge, skills and aptitudes necessary to implement an electronic health record system and on individuals with clinically related knowledge/education who need further education in respect to the information technology knowledge, skills and aptitudes to implement an electronic health records system.

How will this training be delivered?

This training will be delivered online. Students should have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection in order to complete course requirements.

What are the types of training available?

Employment roles supported by this program include:

•    Practice workflow and information management redesign specialist
•    Implementation manager

More information on each of these roles can be found here.

What education will be required for this training?

This program will require instruction/competencies in the following:

•    Instruction in IT
•    Health care
•    Workflow of health care practices
•    Redesign of health care practices
•    Change strategies
•    Quality improvement techniques

When will this training be available?

We will be offering one final round of courses through this program. Registration will proceed through Friday, April 19th. If you are interested, the first step is to indicate your interest by filling out the form on our "Learn more" tab.

What background must I have to be eligible for this training?

Students must have a proven health care or information technology background in order to be eligible to receive this training. Required documents will include a college transcript (if applicable), a resume, and a verifiable employment letter(s) from current/former employer(s) with contact information, job description and employment date. Applicants must also be able to work in the United States and should be aware that, though not required for the program, potential employers will require a criminal background check, immunizations and a medical exam.

Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply and get accepted into this program?

Once you have registered on this site, our recruitment specialist will be in touch with you to discuss the application process.

How much will the training cost?

There will be an initial $360 tuition fee that will need to be paid on the day of registration unless other arrangements are made with CCE. However, successful completers of the program who pay for their tuition and who are participating in this program to further enhance their career in health IT will be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Please note that tuition reimbursement is only available to US citizens and that, with the final round of courses, there are a limited amount of tuition reimbursements available. Students who register early will be given first priority to be reimbursed, and we will reimburse tuition to successful completers of the program so long as funds are available. Also, if you have successfully completed one of our courses in the past and have already been reimbursed for your tuition once, you are not eligible for another tuition reimbursement.

Is this a tract to a degree from Central Piedmont Community College?

No. This training is focused on furthering the education of students with an existing health care or IT background in order to provide them with necessary skills needed to apply for entry-level health IT positions in six months. For the two-year degree HIT program offered by CPCC, please click here.

How do I learn more about the HITECH programs in general and their funding?

Click Here to be directed to the ONC's website explaining the various programs that have been implemented under the HITECH Act. For more information about CPCC's training program in particular, be sure to complete the information request form located under "Learn more" on the menu on the left.