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Brighton College is ready to help you proudly embark on a brand new career as a medical records technician. With our high-quality, in-depth coursework, you’ll learn everything you need to be prepared for your electronic medical records certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association. In fact, upon graduation, we will provide you with a certification prep materials and a certification exam voucher!

With electronic medical records technician training from Brighton, you’ll be on your way to joining a fast-paced, and in-demand field, with great job opportunities awaiting qualified graduates.

Program Overview

What is a Medical Records Technician?

Each time a patient receives a health care service, a record is maintained of the intervention and treatment outcome. A medical records technician organizes all of this documentation for future use. Many medical practices see a large amount of patients. This creates a vast amount of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records technician is well-acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.

What will the Medical Records Technician program teach me?

Through Brighton’s  Medical Records Technician training, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful medical records technician. In our medical records training program, you will learn more about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical records, office procedures, medical billing, and basic medical coding. These courses could effectively prepare you for new medical records career opportunities, and you’ll be prepared to sit for the various medical records certification exams offered by certifying bodies.

Do I need prior medical experience to enroll in the Medical Records Technician program?

Previous medical experience is not needed. Brighton’s electronic medical records technician training starts with the basics and guides you step-by-step through easy-to-understand training methods. Students with little or no medical experience learn quickly and easily. The Medical Records Technician program is detailed and comprehensive so that you acquire the needed skills to become a successful Medical Records Technician. If you do have previous experience, you will be able to use your current knowledge to complete your medical records training faster.

How long does the Medical Records Technician program take to complete?

The length of the Medical Records Technician program depends on you! If you work an average 10–15 hours per week, you will graduate in approximately 6–9 months. However, our Medical Records Technician career training is completely self-paced, so you are able to progress as fast as you like.

Ready to get started on the road toward a new, in-demand career that will help you enjoy a brighter financial future? Call 800.354.1254 or fill out the form on the side of this page to learn more about how you can train to become a Medical Records Technician.

Course Outline

A Career in Medical Records!

Each time a patient receives a health care service, a record is maintained of the intervention and treatment outcome. A Medical Records Technician organizes all of this documentation for future use.

Many medical practices see a large amount of patients. This creates a vast number of documentation that someone familiar with various filing techniques must maintain. A medical records technician is well-acquainted with many aspects of a medical practice, especially medical records.

What courses are in the Medical Records Technician program?

The following courses are included in the online Medical Records Technician program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Medical Records Technician program has a total of 21 credit hours.

 

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED 101 Introduction to Health Care 1 Credit Hour
This course provides an overview of the evolution of medicine, the role of allied health professionals, and the different medical specialties.
This course is designed to strengthen students’ study skills and learn effective strategies to increase performance and success in college. Students learn how to use their learning styles to tailor their approach to learning, process information more efficiently, manage time effectively, set goals, increase concentration, increase motivation, reduce stress and procrastination, read college textbooks more effectively, take notes, prepare for tests, and perform well on different kinds of test.
MED 102 Essentials of Medical Terminology 4 Credit Hours
This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the systems of the human body systems. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system, and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive (male and female) systems.
MED 104 Medical Office Procedures 4 Credit Hours
This course provides the required background for the responsibilities of the administrative medical assistant. It prepares students for the ever-increasing use of technology in the medical office, with an emphasis on the importance on the computerization of routine tasks and of communications. Students learn to perform the duties of the administrative medical assistant under realistic conditions and with realistic pressures that require them to organize the work and set priorities.
MRS 101 Medical Records 3 Credit Hours
This course is an orientation to medical record forms and content, medical record formats, numbering and filing systems, storage and retrieval systems, as well as legal requirements for maintaining medical records.
MCB 102 Medical Coding I 3 Credit Hours
Medical Coding I and Medical Coding II are companion courses. Students study the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (or International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated. Inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.
MCB 103 Medical Coding 2 3 Credit Hours
A continuation of Coding I, students study the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (or International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated. Inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.Prerequisite: MCB 102.
BUS 102 Career Exploration Optional
As students complete their program of study and prepare to search for a position in their new career, this course gives an introduction to the world of work, covering labor market information, career planning, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing skills and questions, and correspondence.

Career Outlook

Employment Opportunities

You could find medical records technician career opportunities in the following settings:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Labs
  • Insurance companies
  • Other medical facilities

Medical Records and Health Information Technician Career Outlook*

If you’re thinking about working in medical records, your job opportunities will be good! Employment for medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2022.

Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health information technicians had median annual earnings of $34,160 in May 2012. Start preparing for new opportunities as a medical records and health information technician. Learn more about Brighton College’s online program today.

* Information based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–15 Edition, a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Individual student earnings vary based on experience and location.

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Medical Records Technician program is $3,565. All textbooks and materials are now included with tuition!

Total Tuition $3,465
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price $3,565 

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full and receive a $300 discount for a total program price of of $3,265.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay a $100 enrollment fee and 11 interest-free monthly payments of $315, for a total program price of $3,565. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Alternative Financing Options: Call us at 1-800-354-1254 for alternative payment plan options.

Financial Assistance

Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Fees

Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check / Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200

Textbooks

All textbooks are provided to students in the Medical Records Technician diploma program. Ebooks will be utilized when available. Courses are taken one at a time, and textbooks are delivered as new courses are released to the student.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you’ll get as a Brighton College Graduate.

Specialized Career Course

All Brighton College students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation, and building interpersonal relationships.

Certification Preparation

Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton College provides graduates with a certification preparation package and a voucher for the Electronic Health Records CEHRS certification exam at no additional charge!