Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – CAMPUS CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES:   Summer 2020 courses are being conducted in an online or remote education format. Please check my.maricopa.edu for specifics regarding your classes, or contact the course instructor for information about the online or remote education opportunities. Updated - May 28, 2020
Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Sign up for RAVE Alerts  |  PVCC Coronavirus Updates  |  PVCC Tuition Credit Request

Healthcare Technology Systems

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Healthcare Technology Systems is also available for students who do not have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience as determined by the Program Director.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5836
Total Credits Required
37-46
Catalog Year
2020-2021

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare operations, technologies, systems, and medical terminology.
  2. Communicate and collaborate within diverse healthcare settings.
  3. Demonstrate social, ethical, and legal responsibility in accordance with the standards of the profession.
  4. Use graphics software to diagram complex healthcare information technology (IT) processes.
  5. Use database applications to install, model and create new databases, manage and authenticate users, stored procedures, and develop backup/restore strategies.
  6. Use project management tools and software development life cycle (SDLC) principles to manage complex healthcare IT projects.
  7. Create user-friendly web-based applications using the appropriate coding, collaboration and content management technologies.
  8. Design, develop, test and troubleshoot object-oriented programs using an appropriate programming language.
  9. Utilize interoperability standards to meet state and federal regulations.
  10. Employ current and emerging technologies in Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to improve healthcare outcomes.
  11. Apply healthcare technology program skills sets and concepts, to solve relevant and current healthcare IT challenges.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Computer and Information Research Scientists

$107,300

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$135,910

Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

$99,330

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole: * Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

None

Prerequisite

None

Program Notes

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 who already possess a bachelor's degree, or higher from an accredited institution, are allowed to pursue the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Healthcare Technology Systems rather than the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Healthcare Technology Systems option. Students who do not yet have a bachelor's degree but who have the relevant work or other educational experience may speak with the Program Director to see if an exception is possible.

Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor or Program Director before starting the program.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
HCC145 or
HCC145AA or
HCC146
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I or Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director CS 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS116 Computer Graphics: Introduction to Microsoft Visio 1
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course 3
HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3
HTM200 Healthcare IT Software Infrastructure: Interoperability, Security and mHealth 3
HTM250 Healthcare IT Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162AC or
CIS162AD or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Visual C++: Level I or C#: Level I or Java Programming: Level I CS 3
HTM230 Healthcare Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning 3
HTM270 Healthcare IT Systems Capstone 3
CIS165++ or
CIS166++
Any Mobile Application Development course or Any Web Scripting course(s) 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
HCC145 or
HCC145AA or
HCC146
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I or Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director CS 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS116 Computer Graphics: Introduction to Microsoft Visio 1
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals Critical course 3
HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB
MySQL Database or SQL Server Database 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HTM200 Healthcare IT Software Infrastructure: Interoperability, Security and mHealth 3
HTM250 Healthcare IT Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS156 or
CIS159 or
CIS162AC or
CIS162AD or
CIS163AA
Python Programming: Level I or Visual Basic Programming I or Visual C++: Level I or C#: Level I or Java Programming: Level I CS 3
HTM230 Healthcare Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HTM270 Healthcare IT Systems Capstone 3
CIS165++ or
CIS166++
Any Mobile Application Development course or Any Web Scripting course(s) 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Healthcare Technology Systems (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=145734).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.