CCBC boosts career advancement options with online degree programs in health care

Apr 13, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County is expanding its reach beyond its local borders and offering fully online degree programs in two popular health care careers – Human Services Counseling and Health Informatics and Information Technology. Both associate degree programs are designed so anyone can learn online from anywhere.

As medical systems are quickly evolving from paper-based to electronic medical records, the need for workers with analytical and data management skills is significant. CCBC’s HIIT A.A.S. degree program prepares students for a challenging career as compliance managers, quality assurance officers, health data analysts, health record technicians and more. Students who are interested in Medical Coding can complete their Medical Coding credit certificate in as little as 18 months and gain employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, nursing facilities, insurance companies and other health care settings.

CCBC’s A.A.S. degree program in Human Services Counseling offers three main tracks: Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Elder Care and At-Risk Youth Care. Since the pandemic, the program is using interactive video to practice counseling skills, which aligns with the movement toward telehealth. And with stackable credentials, new students can begin working as Alcohol and Drug Counselor Trainees after the first 15 credits.

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About the Community College of Baltimore County (
Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2020 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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