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Health Care Informatics Assistant

2017-18 Graduation Guide [PDF]

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 510709B
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Health Care Informatics Assistant four-term program is designed to prepare students for
employment as health care informatics assistants within medical organizations. The program provides
skills to prepare students to work in the health care industry. Students will also be provided
with basic skills in computer hardware and software to help meet the increasing technical demands
of the health care industry.

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Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading,
and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within
their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required
to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and
the Allied Health Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current,
program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department
chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet
with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Health Care Informatics Assistant certificate will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain prerequisite and required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
CS120 Concepts in Computing I or documented computer proficiency 0-4
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or MTH63 Applied Algebra I or designated placement test score 0-4
WR90 Fundamentals of Composition or designated placement test score 0-4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12
General Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
MTH65 Fundamentals of Algebra II or MTH96 Applied Algebra II or higher level math 4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or higher level composition 3
  Total General Education Requirements 10
Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
AH100 Medical Terminology: Introduction 3
BI121 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 1 4
BI122 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 1 4
CS125db Data Base Management Systems 3
CS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CS179 Introduction to Networks 4
CS225 Computer End-user Support I 4
CS227 PC Hardware Fundamentals and Repair 5
HCI120 Introduction to the Health Care Industry 3
HCI210 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 3
HCI255 Introduction to Health Care Informatics 3
  Approved program elective(s) 3-4
  Total Required Courses 43-44
  Total Program Credits 53-54
Approved Program Electives (3-4 credits required)
Course No.
Course Title
AH110 Medical Terminology: Clinical 3
BT178 Customer Service 3
COMM225 Small Group Communication and Problem Solving 4
CS125ss Spreadsheet Applications 4


1 BI231, BI232, and BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III with lab (the entire sequence) may be substituted.

For more information contact the Allied Health Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7841
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7841
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711