Get started in your career with SPC's Healthcare Informatics Certificate

Have a knack for organization and details? Healthcare informatics experts play a crucial role in managing healthcare data, patient health information and electronic medical records. Healthcare providers and insurers rely heavily on this information and our certificate can put you on the path to this in-demand career.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

10,890

2026

13,180

Percent Change

21

Projected Job Openings

940

Features of SPC's Healthcare Informatics Certificate

Healthcare Informatics Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

HCINF-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Kengia Sabree
Academic Chair
727-341-3623
sabree.kengia@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

(Transferable to an Associate's Degree in Health Information Management at SPC)

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry level Healthcare Informatics Specialists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in related health record or information technology occupations.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0351070712: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

Federal CIP Code

51.0707: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Healthcare technician
  • EHR Specialist
  • Workflow and Information Redesign Specialist
  • Implementation Manager
  • Implementation Support Specialist
  • Software Support Staff

Admission Rules

Please review the Health Informatics Certificate Admission Guide.

The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.

Before entering the first term of the Healthcare Informatics Certificate "program courses," students must complete 5 credits which must include CGS 1100 and HSC 1531 from the Support Courses listed below. These courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form. Please see a counselor or advisor.

ADMISSIONS COURSES
Support Courses

CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology I 2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
1st Term in Program

HIM 1000 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
HIM 1102 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 2
HIM 1212 Data and Workflow Management 2
HIM 1110 Standard Healthcare Practices 2
HIM 2652 Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems 2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
2nd Term in Program

HIM 1005 Healthcare Informatics Project Management 2
HIM 2012 Health Law Concepts and Practices 2
HIM 1800 Professional Practice Experience I 2
HIM 2215 Health Data Analysis 1
HIM 2960 Credentialing Exam Review 2
Total Credits 24

Industry Certifications

SPC's Healthcare Informatics Certificate prepares you for the following industry certifications:

Continuing Your Education at SPC

Our certificates in Medical Coder and Healthcare Informatics transfer to the Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Healthcare Informatics Certificate

Program Admissions

Download Admission Guide