Georgia Northwestern Setting The Curve For Health Information Training

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - by Don Foley, GNTC
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Health Information Technology Director Donna Estes speaking with some of her peers from Augusta Technical College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College during a visit to GNTC’s Walker County Campus
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Health Information Technology Director Donna Estes speaking with some of her peers from Augusta Technical College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College during a visit to GNTC’s Walker County Campus

Administrators from Augusta Technical College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College spent the day with Georgia Northwestern Technical College Health Information Technology Director Donna Estes on the Walker County Campus.

“These college saw how we have really grown things at GNTC and they wanted to learn what we knew about getting the program off the ground,” said Ms. Estes. “From laying out an academic plan for our students to have the best chance to succeed, as well as handling the administrative side of a health information technology education, we do a really good job here at GNTC.” 

Augusta Tech and Georgia Piedmont Tech took a day-long look at what steps GNTC took to understand what it takes to set up a competitive program. “That’s what they want to do at their colleges,” added Ms. Estes about GNTC’s partners in the Technical College System of Georgia. “Just a few years back, this program was taking its baby steps. Since that time, faculty, students, and staff have all done their part to make the most of this educational opportunity.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates this career field to grow more than 20-percent over the next six years. Specialists in the field typically earn between $36,000 and $50,000 each year. However, managers can see salaries above $80,000. 

GNTC currently offers an associate degree and a diploma in Heath Information Management. Application deadline for Georgia Northwestern Technical College is Nov. 30. 

For more information on the Health Information Management program, contact GNTC at 866.983.4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu.


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