NC Community Colleges Benefit From Health IT Grant

Three North Carolina community colleges are part of a group of schools receiving nearly $11 million from the federal government to train quickly students to enter the health information technology field.

Gov. Beverly Perdue announced on Tuesday that Pitt Community College is one of five institutions nationwide to lead a regional consortium to train thousands of people in six months or less.

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte and Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory also will participate with Pitt in a 21-school consortium covering 13 states.

The group will receive a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and could receive more. The training is expected to begin by this fall and focus on six industry professions.

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