Graduates of this major are sufficiently prepared to perform the clerical aspects of the medical records profession. The combination of courses adequately prepares you for an administrative assistant position and to perform the duties related to records management, including the creation, maintenance, storage, and retrieval of health information; documentation analysis; release of information; medical billing (data entry); patient registration; abstracting and reporting of health care outcomes. Graduates of this program receive comprehensive training on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). You will have the same opportunity to work in a variety of different organizations; anywhere records are created, maintained, and stored according to professional standards and regulations. Individuals who successfully complete this program have the opportunity to transition into the full-degree program, if desired. This degree plan is fully accredited under the Health Information Technology Program Accreditation.