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Healthcare Technology Systems

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Healthcare Technology Systems degree is designed to develop the knowledge, technical skills and problem solving strategies needed by IT departments of healthcare organizations. Potential employers include hospitals, insurance companies, billing companies, medical practices, pharmacies, health solutions companies, and public agencies. Coursework and career development experiences include training in web development, programming, database management, Data Analytics, system development, project management, as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and other emerging technologies to solve healthcare IT challenges in jobs such as an analyst, software developer, project manager, and informatics specialist. A standalone Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available for students who already have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience as determined by the Program Director. Students can also pursue a bachelor's degree in technology or related fields.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

BPC110 or CIS105 are not applicable if taken more than five years prior to the completion of the program. Consult with an Academic Advisor or Program Director for exceptions.

Students are encouraged to speak with an Academic Advisor or Program Director before starting the program.

Students interested in pursuing the Business and Administration Interdisciplinary Studies - Technology Management 90-30, bachelor program should consult with a Northern Arizona University transfer specialist at their campus.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Admission criteria


Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director0-3
CIS116Computer Graphics: Introduction to Microsoft Visio1
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3)3
HCC130Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery (3) OR
Permission of Program Director0-3
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (3) OR
HCC145AAMedical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I (1) OR
HCC146Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (2) OR
Permission of Program Director0-3
HTM150Introduction to Healthcare IT Systems3
HTM200Healthcare IT Software Infrastructure: Interoperability, Security and mHealth3
HTM230Healthcare Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning3
HTM250Healthcare IT Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)3
HTM270Healthcare IT Systems Capstone3
HTM280Healthcare Technology Systems Career Strategies3
CIS156Python Programming: Level I (3) OR
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) OR
CIS162ACVisual C++: Level I (3) OR
CIS162ADC#: Level I (3) OR
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3)3
CIS165++Any Mobile Application Development course (3) OR
CIS166++Any Web Scripting course(s) (3)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication (COM) area.
COM225Public Speaking is recommended for students transferring to Northern Arizona University (NAU).
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area3-6
Recommend MAT14+ or MAT15+ for students seeking university transfer
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare operations, technologies, systems, and medical terminology. (HCC130, HCC145, HCC145AA, HCC146, HTM150, HTM200, HTM270, (CRE))
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively within diverse healthcare settings using a variety of communication modalities. (HTM150, HTM270, HTM280, (COM), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
  • Integrate social, ethical, and legal responsibility in accordance with the standards of the profession. (HTM150, HTM270, (CRE), [HU], [SB])
  • Use graphics software to diagram complex healthcare information technology (IT) processes. (BPC110, CIS105, CIS116, (COM), [FYC], [MA], [SQ], [SG])
  • Use database applications to install, model and create new databases, manage and authenticate users, store procedures, and develop backup/restore strategies. (BPC110, CIS105, CIS117DM, CIS276DA, CIS276DB, [MA])
  • Use project management tools and software development life cycle (SDLC) principles to manage complex healthcare IT projects. (CIS224, HTM250, (CRE), [SG], [SQ])
  • Create user-friendly web-based applications using the appropriate coding, collaboration and content management technologies. (CIS133DA, CIS165++, CIS166++, (COM), [HU], [MA])
  • Design, develop, test, and troubleshoot object-oriented programs using an appropriate programming language. (CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162AC, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, (CRE))
  • Utilize interoperability standards to meet state and federal regulations. (HTM200)
  • Employ current and emerging technologies in Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to improve healthcare outcomes. (BPC110, CIS105, CIS156, HTM230, (CRE), [HU], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Synthesize healthcare technology program skills sets, concepts, and critical thinking to solve relevant and current healthcare IT challenges. (BPC110, CIS105, HTM270, HTM280, (CRE))

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