Healthcare Technology Systems

Healthcare Technology Systems - AAS

Healthcare Technology Systems
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2019 Fall
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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. Includes in-depth training in web development, programming, database management, system development, and project management for healthcare IT endeavors.

Program notes

++ indicates any suffixed courses. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

One or more of the prerequisite courses may be waived by Program Director depending on experience and prior skills.

Admission criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program. Students must submit application for admission into the program prior to enrollment in HTM200. Admission is contingent upon verification that student has met program prerequisites.

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HCC130Fundamentals of Healthcare Delivery 3
HCC145Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
or permission of Program Director. 0-9
HTM150Introduction to Healthcare IT Systems 3
CIS129Microsoft SharePoint 1
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS276DAMySQL Database (3) OR
CIS276DBSQL Server Database (3) 3
HTM200Healthcare IT Software Infrastructure: Interoperability, Security and mHealth 3
CIS116Microsoft Visio 1
HTM250Healthcare IT Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 3
HTM270Healthcare IT Systems Capstone 3
CIS224Project Management: Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I (3)
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A (1) and
CIS133BAInternet/Web Development Level I-B (1) and
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C (1) 3
MGT157Introduction to Statistical Analysis of Clinical and Bioscience Data for Managers 3
CIS162ADC#: Level I (3) or
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I (3) or
CIS162ACVisual C++: Level I (3) or
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I (3) 3
CWE198ACCareer/Work Experience (3) or
CIS290ACComputer Information Systems Internship (3) 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-27
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
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 in the Oral Communication area 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) or
equivalent by assessment 0-3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area 3-5
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area. 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area 4
  1. Discuss the technologies, challenges and efforts toward achieving value in healthcare information systems. (HTM150)
  2. Use Visio graphics software to diagram a complex healthcare process. (CIS116)
  3. Plan, design and publish a web site using HTML. (CIS133AA, CIS133BA, CIS133CA,CIS133DA)
  4. Design and develop programs using structured and object-oriented programming techniques. (CIS150AB)
  5. Build a HL7 interface engine. (HTM200)
  6. Use Microsoft Access to create database files, alter records, retrieve information, and produce quality reports. (CIS117DM)
  7. Use Microsoft Project for creating, managing, and reporting a complex network project. (CIS224)
  8. Demonstrate potential SDLC design phase activities, along with healthcare IT examples of the resulting design elements. (HTM250)
  9. Design, develop, test and troubleshoot object-oriented programs using an appropriate programming language. (CIS159, CIS162AD, CIS163AA, CIS162AC)
  10. Demonstrate the skills required to install SQL, model and create new databases, manage and authenticate users, store procedures, and develop backup/restore strategies. (CIS276DA, CIS276DB)
  11. Use a statistical programming language to manipulate, analyze and interpret data, with reports summarizing the results of the statistical analysis. (MGT157)
  12. Demonstrate the skills required to create a site, navigate, manage documents and collaborate using Microsoft SharePoint. (CIS129)
  13. Apply Healthcare Systems Technology program skill sets to a healthcare IT industry-related challenge. (HTM270)
  14. Create a reflective document including final specifications and personal observations from a healthcare IT research-based project. (HTM270)
  15. Apply acquired concepts and skills to workforce-related experience in Health Technology Systems. (CWE198AC or CIS290AC)
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