academics

Computer

Health Information Technologies

DESCRIPTION

The program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce as a Health Information Technologies professional, also known as clinical informaticists.  These specialists transform data into information used to improve care delivery. These skills include networking, web design and maintenance, programming and database skills.  Students will be able to sit for nationally recognized certifications such as CompTIA HIT, Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle.

With regulatory requirements and business goals, healthcare executives recognize the need to hire people who understand the movement to an integrated health system, including the need for common goals for healthcare quality as well as patient drug adherence in a new outcomes-based environment that pays for value over volume.  The requirement for electronic health records (EHRs) includes penalties for non-compliance. For this reason, hospitals, physicians and other caregivers have the greatest need for IT specialists in the health sector.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
CIS1320L Software Applications 3 2 4
CIS1360L Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CIS1400L Introduction to Programming 2 2 3
ENGL1200L College Composition 3 0 3
MATH2110L College Algebra 4 0 4
  College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 15 6 18
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
CIS2270L IT Development Applications 2 2 3
CIS2350L Spreadsheets 2 2 3
HIT1100L Health Information Technologies I 2 2 3
MATH2160L Statistics 4 0 4
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 6 19
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
HIT1500L Health Information Technologies II 2 2 3
CIS2710L Analyzing Software Requirements 2 2 3
CIS2420L Database Management & Design 2 2 3
CIS2320L Website Development 3 0 3
CIS2760L Developing Web Applications 2 2 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  Total 13 10 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
HIT2100L Health Information Technologies III 2 2 3
CIS2430L Database Application Development 2 2 3
OR        
CIS2440L SQL Server 2 2 3
CIS2490L Network Security 2 2 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 0 15

Total Credits: 70/72