Explore our Health Data Management Certificate

SPC's Health Data Management Advanced Technical Certificate is perfect if you already have an associate degree in a health information management or other health field. This program can help you move into managing information in the healthcare field as a medical records and health information technician by improving your skills in data analytics. These courses prepare you for certification as a Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA).

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

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Health Data Management Advanced Technical Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2014 (490)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), 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 Johnson-Sabree
Academic Chair

Program Summary

This program is designed for healthcare professionals who have already completed an associate's degree in health information management or another related field. Students in this program will be working towards certification in data analytics, a newly established credential, Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA). Professionals will have the knowledge to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret, and transform data into accurate, consistent, and timely information.

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

0351070767: Health Information Management

Federal CIP Code

51.0707: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Certified Health Data Analysts will exhibit broad organizational knowledge and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups at multiple levels, both internal and external.

Admission Rules

Applicants must have an A.S. degree in a health related field.
They must have experience working with healthcare data.

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentials are preferred.
Needed years of experience vary according to credential.

Graduation Rules

Completion of all coursework with a grade of "C" or higher.


HIM 2008 Introduction to Health Data Management 3
HIM 2621 Health Data Analytics 3
HIM 2661 Health Care Information Systems 3
HIM 2662 Clinical Information Systems 3
HIM 2860 Database Management for Clinical Information Systems 3
HIM 2932 Contemporary Issues in Health Data Management 3
Total Credits 18