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PR #35 September 18, 2007

RVCC SETS OPEN HOUSE FOR HIT PROGRAM, COORDINATOR

The public is invited to learn more about Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Health Information Technology program and meet the new HIT instructor/coordinator Thursday, September 27, at 4:30 p.m. The event, which is free of charge, will be held in the Conference Center at the College?s North Branch Campus.

Ellen Shakespeare of Colts Neck, MBA, RHIA, has recently been appointed as the instructor/coordinator of RVCC?s Health Information Technology program. RVCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology and a Certificate in Health Information Technology ? Medical Coding.

According to the US Department of Labor, Health Information Technology is one of the 20 fastest-growing professions. The Department of Labor predicts that health information management and health information technology jobs are expected to grow 47 percent through 2012. RVCC established its Health Information Technology program in Fall 2006.

Shakespeare comes to RVCC with 30 years of experience in the health care industry. She has worked in hospitals in Florida, New York and New Jersey. She has an MBA with a Concentration in Health Administration from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and a BS in Medical Record Administration from the University of Central Florida. For information about the event, contact Shakespeare at 908-526-1200, ext. 8968. For additional information about careers in health information technology, visit www.healthinformationcareers.com .

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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