Gwinnett Tech launches new certificate program

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Tech is launching a one-year certificate program in Health Information Technology (HIT), one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare sector.

The program also offers tuition stipends for veterans, the underemployed and unemployed.

Applications for the first term of the program are due by Feb. 20, and classes begin March 4. For more information, e-mail ebaggett@gwinnetttech.edu or call 678-226-6404.

Health information technology professionals are responsible for organizing and managing health information data and its secure exchange between all users.

The program is particularly suited to those who already have some experience in either information technology or healthcare.

GTC program director Victoria Albee describes ideal candidates as "people who enjoy change, can learn quickly and are excited about bringing their IT or medical experience to a different kind of environment, while still making a tremendous difference in the lives of people."