Health Information Technology (HIT)

Why Choose This Program?

This health information technology non-credit certificate is offered through Continuing Education and Customized Training. The curriculum prepares individuals with the essential knowledge necessary for launching or advancing their career in this growing industry. Topics range from healthcare systems, workflow management and design, leadership and organizational change to business issues and emerging technologies. The demand for health IT professionals is expected to grow 22% by 2022. Strong industry relationships with healthcare systems, hospitals, vendors and government agencies to ensure that the program is relevant to the evolving health IT industry. Over 700 individuals have been trained through the MNHIT program since 2009.

Skills Acquired

  • Core knowledge of healthcare and information technology
  • Understanding of the Health Information Technology industry
  • Workflow analysis and redesign
  • Leadership and change management for health IT
  • Healthcare and computer terminology and effective communication skills
  • Project management for health IT
  • Laws and regulations affecting health IT
  • Critical thinking skills to apply your newly acquired knowledge to any software


"I went from working my day-to-day job with no possibilities of rising much higher, to endless opportunities to learn and excel in my career."~Jennifer Ortiz, Sr. Application Analyst & Developer, Health Partners
"I'm a healthcare data analyst at HCMC. I want to thank the MN Health IT program because I believe this was a great program and I'm using the skills I acquired every day at my new job." ~Tatyana Leyderman, Healthcare Data Analyst at HCMC
"Normandale is the only college in Minnesota offering this type of training. It is a rigorous program but it prepared me for my career. I actually met my employer through the MNHIT program." ~Stefanie Kline, MNHIT Graduate

Certifications & Credentials

Earn a certificate in Health IT and prepare for industry credentialing exams (CAHIMS, CP-HIT, CP-EHR, CHTS), visit for more information.

Career Opportunities

The MNHIT program does not provide job placement services, however we do offer students several resources to assist them with their career advancement. CareerHITrac, practicum opportunities and job postings are some of those resources. Job titles vary widely in the healthcare information technology industry and depend on the individual's background before taking health IT training. Visit here for more information.

Instructor Profile

MNHIT instructors are working in the field of health information technology outside of the MNHIT program. They bring real-world experience to their instruction and advising of students.

Custom Training

Health IT training can be brought to your organization based specifically on your organization's needs and schedule. Contact the Program Director at 952-358-8806 or email Sunny Ainley for more information.

More Information

More details about our MN Health IT training can be found at the MN Health IT website.

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