Health Informatics

From entry level positions in a hospital or health care facility to the chief executive responsible for all systemwide patient information systems, the career opportunities are limitless for those students who enjoy working with people and are good with technology. This program is designed for students interested in a health care career but not in hands on patient care. Successful completers of our program will be proficient in basic vitals, anatomylphysiology, medical terminology, medical coding, electronic records, scheduling/reception, and all information privacy requirements. Students will have the opportunity to participate in off site internships. Health informatics specialists will work in hospitals, physician offices, medical billing companies, insurance companies and electronic medical records companies.

 

 

Career Opportunities

  • Insurance Claims and Processing
  • Doctor’s Office
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Medical billing companies

 

Pre-requisites: Junior/Senior Standing. Must be able to provide own transportation to internship sites.

 

Sessions offered: AM 8:00 to 10:30 M-F, PM 11:30 to 2:00 M-F

 

Length of program: 1 year

 

Location: Tri-Tech

 

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 & 2, 1.0 Lab Science (pending)

 

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

 

College credits available: TBD

 

Text reading levels: TBD

 

Certification Opportunities: Progress towards Associates of Applied Science