• What Is P-TECH? 

    Through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, Gorton High School students can complete both a 4-year high school diploma and a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Health Information Technology from Westchester Community College in six years or less at no cost. Students begin college level work by 10th grade for dual credit.



    • High-demand industry pathway: Health Information Technology/Management 
    • Open enrollment within the boundary through a lottery selection process
    • P-TECH: Health Information Technology located at Gorton High School and Westchester Community College
    • Transportation is provided.
    • Hospital internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital
    • Mentoring from industry partners
    • Support and enrichment through an extended day and summer bridge program.
    • Earn your AAS for FREE!

    P-TECH: Health Information Technology / Management

    The Health Information Management pathway integrates the disciplines of medicine, computer technology, and business management. Graduates are prepared to perform technical and supervisory duties in organizing, analyzing, and generating health data for reimbursement, planning, quality improvement, research, and the legal issues surrounding health information. Employment opportunities exist in a broad range of settings, such as hospitals, home health care, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), physicians’ offices, consulting, computer software companies, and government agencies.


    Possible Careers

    • Data Integrity Analyst
    • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
    • Compliance Officer
    • Medical Office Administrator


    • Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Billing and Coding Certification
    • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential

    Ideal Candidates Must:

    • Have a strong interest and ability in math and science
    • Possess strong problem-solving skills
    • Have data analysis skills
    • Be accountable
    • Have discretion and maintain confidentiality
    • Be process and detail oriented

    Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree along with your High School Diploma! 

    P-TECH graduates complete all of the required course work to earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree. Students can take up to six years to complete the program, but may finish in as few as four years. In addition to the degrees, students earn industry certifications in their chosen field of study.


    Academic and Career Assistance 

    Students are guaranteed one-on-one mentoring with a business professional in their chosen field and a minimum of one six-week paid internship. Support and enrichment programs are provided through extended day and summer bridge programs. A dedicated college and career counselor is also available to all students.


    Information on the National P-TECH


    Health Information Management

    Hospitality Services Management