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Health IT Technical Career Training Program

Michael Riggio
Program Coordinator

Suffolk County Community College's Office of Continuing Education received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide Health Information Technology job skills training in electronic medical records systems, systems which must be implemented by healthcare providers by 2014 to receive full Medicare reimbursement. Implementation of these systems will permit health care practitioners and providers to develop efficient and effective strategies for healthcare delivery, including portability of medical test results and records.

Professional Development Certificate Program

Non-credit modular courses offered online will cover

  • the U.S. healthcare system;
  • health IT systems and their implementation; and
  • software support.

Tuition is $1,100 for each course

General Admission Requirements: You must have IT, Health IT, or health care experience. You must have access to a computer that connects to the Internet, and the computer must be able to run Flash. A college degree is required.

To apply: E-mail the application form, the release form, and your resume to Michael Riggio at or fax the forms and your resume to 631.451.4808.

Depending on education and work experience, those who successfully complete training will be prepared for one of six career tracks in the emerging field of health information technology:

One to three in-class lab sessions will be required depending on the course.

About the Health IT Technical Career Training Program at SCCC

The training program is an outgrowth of the consortium led by Tidewater Community College by of which Suffolk County Community College was a member. The project was originally funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the National Coordinator).

Questions about this web page should be directed to Michael Riggio 631.451.4892