Miller-Motte College Announces 2 New Degree Programs

Cyber Security And Healthcare Information Technology Programs Now Offered Online

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Miller-Motte College has announced the addition of two new Associate Degree programs – Cyber Security and Healthcare Information Technology – which are available 100 percent online and designed so students are prepared for entry-level positions in these fields.

“We’ve heard from our employer partners and the demand for cyber security and healthcare information technology professionals continues to grow and we are happy to now offer this opportunity for our students,” says Jay Frank, executive director of Miller-Motte College. 

In addition to offering new Cyber Security and Healthcare Information Technology programs, Miller-Motte continues to grow in other areas as well and has opened a new satellite space for existing programs such as the CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer program.

“Congratulations Miller-Motte on your new CDL facility," says Jamey Moon of Covenant Transportation Services. "We look forward to our continuing partnership and the many new drivers that the campus  will be transitioning into the trucking industry.”

About the Cyber Security program: 
Miller-Motte’s Cyber Security program delivers fundamental IT security principles and real-world applications, tools, and techniques to provide students with the skills needed for today's entry-level careers in IT Security, Cyber Security, or Information Assurance. The program enables students to learn essential security functions through the use of virtual desktops in a secure lab environment, which offers innovative hands-on training with industry-standard computer security software.

According to BLS.gov, computer and mathematical occupations account for six of the 30 fastest growing occupations. Increasing use of mobile and connected devices will drive demand for application software developers, which is projected to experience employment growth of 25.6 percent. The need for robust online security will also rise as more connected devices enter homes and workplaces. This increased need for cybersecurity will drive demand for information security analysts, employment of which is projected to grow by 31.6 percent.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of teaching Cybersecurity in colleges and universities,” says Dr. Anna Goodloe, adjunct instructor at Miller-Motte College. “This can pave the way for our future generation, as they can be more aware of things that can put their safety and lives at risk.”

About the Healthcare Information Technology program:
The Healthcare Information Technology Program at Miller-Motte College prepares graduates to perform a variety of technology-oriented health information functions including organizing, analyzing, and technically evaluating health information and data; compiling administrative and health statistics; and coding diseases, operations, and other procedures. Responsibilities also include maintaining and using a variety of health information indices, special registries, storage and retrieval systems; inputting and retrieving computerized health data, and controlling the release of health information. 

Graduates of the Healthcare Information Technology program earn an Associate of Occupational Studies degree and can go on to work in acute care hospitals, ambulatory, long-term, and mental health facilities, state and federal agencies, and at insurance companies and colleges. Some graduates may choose to be self-employed, working in transcription services or consulting. 

“I am very excited about the opening of the expansion and the addition of a Healthcare Information Technology degree program,” says Sonja Dorgan, an instructor of the Healthcare Information Technology program at Miller-Motte and an Endovascular Coder/Auditor at Memorial Hospital in downtown Chattanooga. “This is a great opportunity for students – an associates degree opens up so many avenues for their careers.”

For more information about these programs, please visit: https://www.miller-motte.edu/



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