When April Stotz graduated from Fremont Ross, she came directly to Terra State Community College. “I had a friend that graduated two years before me that recommended Terra State,” she says. “However, I did not know what I wanted to do.” Because of that, April only took classes for a year.
April went to work for Kay Jewelers in Fremont performing sales and office duties. After working nineteen years for Kay Jewelers, she decided to return to Terra State. “I knew that I did not want to be a manager or go back to being an assistant manager for the company. I have three children and wanted to get into a career where I could drive myself to the top.” In Spring 2015, April reenrolled at Terra State.
With one year of classes at Terra State under her belt, April began working toward completing her Medical Coding Certificate. “Jill Caton, who was one of my professors, mentioned that it was just a few more classes to get my Health Information Technology (HIT) degree. I decided to go for both.” In Spring 2017, April earned her Associate HIT degree.
“With three children, I wanted to work from home,” says April. “I found that many coders work remotely. Now with my HIT degree, I have even more opportunities to work from home. I also have the opportunity to travel to another facility or relocate to a different country.”
Average Length of Study
2 years, Full time