Liverpool, NY, Schools with Health Information Technology Programs
A few schools near Liverpool, NY, offer certificate and associate's degree programs in health information technology and closely related fields. This article looks at three schools that are within a 55-minute drive of downtown Liverpool and the programs they offer. It also includes a table of information that is useful to individuals who are looking for a school. This table covers topics such as each school's enrollment, tuition and graduation rates. At the end of the article, there is a brief look at one more area school with a relevant program.
- About 37 miles from downtown Liverpool is Morrisville State College, which offers an associate's degree in medical office administration.
- Le Moyne College, just nine miles away, offers a health information systems certificate program.
- Onondaga Community College offers an associate's degree program in health information technology. It is approximately eight miles from Liverpool's city center.
Comparison of Schools
Prospective students should be aware of many factors when choosing a school. This table displays important information in a way that allows for easy comparison.
|Morrisville State College||Le Moyne College||Onondaga Community College|
|School Type||4-year, primarily associate's; public||4-year; private not-for-profit||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||3,063||3,431||10,659|
|Campus Setting*||Rural||Midsize city||Large suburb|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*||$8,249 in-state; $17,899 out-of-state||$14,186 (graduate)||$5,154 in-state; $9,724 out-of-state|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-2017)*||96%||100%||82%|
|Acceptance Rate (Fall 2017)*||72%||64%||100% - open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)*||55% for full-time students||84% for full-time students||53% for full-time students; 37% for part-time students|
|Graduation Rate*||28% (For students who began their studies Fall 2011)||74% (For students who began their studies Fall 2011)||22% (For students who began their studies Fall 2014)|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Morrisville State College
Morrisville State College offers a medical office administration degree as part of its Health and Human Development programs. Along with many classroom-based courses, students in the program are expected to participate in an office technology internship for professional, hands-on training.
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration
Full-time students can complete this program in two years. Students learn about data entry, medical coding, outpatient and inpatient billing, medical office procedures, and medical transcription. This program trains students to use up-to-date technology to manage information in medical office environments.
Le Moyne College
This school's health information systems certificate program was designed for students who already work in a related field. In addition to participating in theory courses, students are required to participate in practical experience sessions at an affiliated health care facility.
Health Information Systems Graduate Certificate
This program consists of four core courses in project management, systems analysis, health information systems concepts and database management systems. This program also allows students to take an additional course in data science, government systems basics, business analytics, financial cyber security or technological enterprise management.
Onondaga Community College
Health information technology students must participate in supervised professional practice and in-class training. Students who graduate from the health information technology associate's degree program qualify to take the American Health Information Management Association's Registered Health Information Technician certification exam.
Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology/Medical Records
Students need to complete 63 credit hours to graduate. This program covers topics in pathology, coding and classification systems, anatomy, medical terminology, health information law, health care reimbursement and health statistics. Additional courses include information systems principles and health information services management. Graduates can transfer credit hours to a health information management bachelor's program at a 4-year school.