Bristol Community College HITECH Program

Bristol Community College

Program name HITECH Electronic Record Grant Program
Institution Bristol Community College
Address 777 Elsbree St.
City Fall River, MA
ZIP Code 02720
Certificates and degrees Certificate HealthIT ARRA Grant program
Full time or part time Part time
Online learning options Program is offered online only


This free online program is designed to prepare a workforce of seasoned professionals with the requisite knowledge able to assist and support healthcare providers with the implementation of an electronic health record in all its phases.  The six-month, non-degree program is aimed at professionals with clinical, IT, or health care support services experience in a healthcare setting. Up to 100% of tuition, required textbooks, and other fees are paid by the program.

The program provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to be part of the team that will plan and implement electronic health records (EHR) for providers or serve as the EHR coordinator in a health setting. The positions afforded by training are considered to be mobile in nature. Potential employees include EHR software vendors, practices, and consultant companies who provide the implementation support.

This program is being carried out as part of a Federal Grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The HITECH grant awarded to BCC’s Health Information Technology Department is part of a multi-state consortium consisting of 22 community colleges and universities from Maine to Virginia.  Tidewater Community College in Virginia is the lead on the award.

Classes start every three months.

Contact Information

Joy Rose, MSA, RHIA, CCS, Program Chair, Healthcare Information Technology
508-678-2811 ext 2329