Programs And Courses

Healthcare IT Specialist

Healthcare IT Specialist

Below is information on the Healthcare IT Specialist Noncredit Certificate Program.


What is a healthcare IT specialist?

  • Healthcare IT specialists have various duties. You must:
  • Provide help and advice involving computer software.
  • Assist non-IT users with computer problems
  • Serve as an office coordinator in healthcare settings.
  • Provide front office support.

Healthcare IT specialists work in:

  • Doctors' offices
  • Small medical practices
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient healthcare facilities


How much does a healthcare IT specialist Make?

The median salary for a healthcare IT specialist in Pennsylvania is $44,800 as of 2011.


What is the employment outlook?

The occupation's demand may increase by 18% from 2010 to 2020.


What is the goal of HACC's Healthcare IT Specialist program?

HACC's program prepares students for entry level positions. Students will gain healthcare knowledge. They will also understand computer infrastructure and data management.


How do I enroll in the program?

Learn About the Program (pdf, rev 3/2013). This includes admission criteria and essential qualifications.

HACC offers noncredit courses. To enroll, students must have:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • A Work Keys assessment score of 4 or higher. You must take reading, math and information locator assessments.


What degree will I earn?

HACC awards a certificate of completion after 415 hours and 15 weeks.


Where can I get more information?

Visit Acinet for more information about the profession.


Who can I contact for more information?

Jackie Foster 



Noncredit Health Care Office 
HACC Harrisburg Campus 
Blocker Hall 221 
One HACC Drive 
Harrisburg, PA 17110