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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF)

The Federal legislature passed the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) to provide emergency relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Part of the CARES Act provides emergency grant funds to institutions to give to students with extra unexpected expenses tied directly to the COVID-19 outbreak.  As a result, HTIM will be receiving a small amount of funding to award to students with unexpected COVID-19 expenses,

If you have unexpected expenses related to the outbreak, you can submit a "2019-2020 Cost of Attendance Increase" form (COA form) for review.  The Student Services office will let you know if your request is approved.  

Please note that funding can only be approved for unexpected educational costs that are directly related to the COVID-19 outbreak to Title IV eligible students. If your request is approved, the Student Services department will update you on when the funds will be sent to you.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Student Services department at  

Health-Tech Awarded Council on Occupational Education Accreditation

Memphis, TENNESSEE—September 18, 2017 – The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) has granted accreditation to Health-Tech Institute of Memphis (HTIM). Announcement of the action was made by Mr. James King, Commission Chair, following the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education on September 18, 2017.

The award of accreditation status is based on an evaluation to demonstrate that the institution meets not only the standards of quality of the Commission, but also the needs of students, the community, and employers.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for the healthcare and business services training offered by our institution,” said Melanie Washington, Health-Tech Institute of Memphis CEO/President. The institution was founded on a commitment to education and training and to provide area employers with qualified candidates for employment. The COE accreditation strengthens our capacity for longevity and expands our ability to deliver additional training services. We look forward to the future and fulfilling our vison to provide the most challenging yet inspiring learning experience for our students. Thus, positioning HTIM as the premier provider of qualified candidates for the demand industry sectors of healthcare and business services.”

Health-Tech Institute of Memphis was founded in 1999 in response to a widening skills gap between employers’ staffing needs and the available pool of qualified/trained applicants for employment. HTIM has been authorized as a post‑secondary school with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission since 2002. The institution has long served as an Eligible Training Provider with the City of Memphis/Workforce Investment Network under training programs funded by the United States Department of Labor and currently the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - WIOA. The institution offers four (4) in-demand occupational training programs:

The Commission's evaluation process includes an extensive self-study by the institution and an intensive review by a visiting team of professional educators representing the Commission's member institutions from other states.  Health-Tech Institute of Memphis began its self-study in July 2016 and underwent a team visit in April 2017. The visiting team chairperson was Terry Williamson.

The Council on Occupational Education, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers quality assurance services to postsecondary technical education providers across the nation. Organized as a non‑profit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and technical education. Services offered include institutional accreditation (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education), program quality reviews for states and technical education providers, and informational services. Most of the Council's work is carried out by qualified professional volunteers who are experts in technical education. Institutional membership in the Council is voluntary, but can be achieved only by becoming accredited. The Council's current membership makes it unique.

Members include postsecondary public technical institutes, specialized military and national defense schools, Job Corps Centers, private career schools, non-profit technical education providers, corporate and industry education units, and federal agency institutions. No other agency accredits and serves the diversity of organizations served by the Council. There are over 500 institutional members with COE.

View Press Release here.

SUMMER 2017 Certifications

Health Information Management

  • Angela Tucker- CRCS-I
  • Eurinca Mayes- CRCS-I
  • Camisha Collier- CRCS-I
  • Angela Brown- CRCS-I

Medical Assistant

  • Ashley Jones- CCMA
  • Letishiea Lucas- CCMA
  • Crystal Kennedy- CCMA
  • Mae Belcher- CCMA
  • Yasmeen Nason- CCMA
  • Briannah Woods-CCMA
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Amelia Armstrong- CRCS-P


In the News: Health-Tech Institute of Memphis anticipates Memphis Downtown Commission's plans to revamp the historic South City area over the next 5 years. Ronald Washington, HTIM business leader, shares his promising outlook for the area that has been home to HTIM for 13 years with Fox 13 News.

City Plans to Revamp South City

FALL 2016 Certifications

Health Information Management

  •  Cha'Nel Randolph- CRCS-I
  •  Erica Cox- CRCS-I
  •  Karla Woods- CRCS-I
  •  Ivy Wright- CRCS-I
  •  Alease Powell- CRCS-I
  •  Marqushay Skipper- CRCS-I
  •  Vanessa Rogers- CRCS-I
  •  Kiera Roebuck- CRCS-I
  •  DeQuona Taylor- CRCS-I

Medical Assistant

  •  Crystal Green- CRCS-P
  •  Ashley Jones- CRCS-P
  •  Yasmeen Nason- CRCS-P
  •  Mae Belcher- CRCS-P
  •  Carol Martin- CRCS-P
  •  Kisha Cross- CRCS-P

 In the News: HTIM Joins City-Wide Effort to Provide Positive Opportunities for Memphis Youth

Health-Tech Institute of Memphis educates Memphians & develops the city’s workforce; joining Memphis’ grind addressing the city’s economic struggles. Recently, we joined the city's efforts to provide positive opportunities for Memphis' out-of-school youth aged 18-24. Young adults who are unemployed or underemployed, can receive free business and healthcare certification training, job-readiness skills training, & job placement assistance. This is a part of a concerted effort to see our youth, our future, realize their potential and deter them from negative influences. Our efforts were recently highlighted by Fox 13 News.

To learn more, click here.

The entry-level certifications administered by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), has nationally recognized and conferred upon the successful completion of technical certification as a Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional (CRCS-P).

Medical Assistants

  • Lenesia Crutcher, CRCS-P
  • Ariah Popovich, CRCS-P
  • Stefanie Stricklen, CRCS-P
  • Pamela Walton, CRCS-P
  • Bobbie McMickens, CRCS-P
  • Davida Williams, CRCS-P
  • Melynnie Douglas, CRCS-P
  • Charrae Wilson-Plummer, CRCS-P

Health-Information Management

  • Shundra Edwards, CRCS-I
  • Tikita Nelson, CRCS-I
  • Tiffany Perry, CRCS-I
  • Candace Gregory, CRCS-I
  • Frances Williams, CRCS-I
  • Dwan Pittman, CRCS-I
  • Reginald Chapple, CRCS-I
  • Destini Davis, CRCS-I
  • Ashley Williams, CRCS-I
  • Dianesha Pattillo, CRCS-I
  • Shanice Coleman, CRCS-I
  • Stacey Allen, CRCS-I

The certifications administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), has nationally recognized and conferred upon the successful completion of the requirements as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

  • Lenesia Crutcher, CCMA
  • Ariah Popovich, CCMA
  • Stefanie Stricklen, CCMA
  • Pamela Walton, CCMA
  • Dominique Mcdavid, CCMA
  • Nikarra Seward, CCMA
  • Carlos Atkins, CCMA


The certifications administered by Certiport, has nationally recognized the successful completion of the requirements as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

  • Therese Wright, MOS

Congratulations to our students for their hard work and dedication! The best is yet to come!

Credentialed Medical Assistants

Did you know that a recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) decision positions your medical assistant status as even more valuable to healthcare providers once you become certified?

Under the CMS rules established in late 2012, credentialed medical assistants can enter orders into the medical record for the computerized provider entry (CPOE), a task previously limited to licensed healthcare professionals. This means that medical assistant students who become credentialed can offer additional workflow efficiency and compliance benefits to their employers. This could heighten program exposure and credibility, and potentially provide valuable partnerships opportunites with local providers, which translates to increased placement rates.

Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare Patient Financial Services

HTIM wants to announce our partnership with Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare Patient Financial Services! We will provide quality, confident, and efficient students from our Health-Information Management program to extern in their Billing Service Department.

Congratulations to Annette Bledsoe, a Health Information Management student, on her job opportunity with Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare Patient Financial Services! She was offered a position as a Reimbursement Specialist. All the hard work and dedication paid off!






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