Now Enrolling: Grant-Funded GCC Health Information Technology Program
PR 54 – January 30, 2013 Department of Public Relations and Marketing
  Administrator, Andrea Stanton 856-415-2229
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Deptford Twp. – The Gloucester County College Division of Continuing Education is now accepting applications for its Health Information Technology professional development certificate program.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the college will provide free training in the areas of Health Information Technology consulting and engineering. The curriculum spans six months and is comprised of 18 components of critical training updates in the industry.

The consulting track is designed for professionals with health care, business or consulting experience. Upon successfully completing the program, individuals will be competent in all aspects of electronic health-records system workflow process analysis and redesign. Topics include the implementation, maintenance and optimization phases of electronic systems.

The engineering option is an additional credential for individuals with IT backgrounds — specifically A+ and Network+ certifications. Graduates will be knowledgeable in configuring, maintaining and optimizing an electronic health-records system in hospital and private-practice settings.

This GCC professional development program is a part of the Health Information Technology grant, a 12-state regional consortium led by Tidewater Community College in Virginia. The consortium received more than $16 million over two years to train 7,500 students from Virginia to Maine. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8 although a few rolling applications will be accepted. Classes are slated to begin the week of Feb. 18 for two evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information regarding eligibility or to register, contact Sharon Downs Thomas at 856-468-5000, Ext. 5525 or email

Gloucester County College’s Continuing Education Center is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.