Get started in your career with SPC's Healthcare Data Management Certificate

Have a knack for organization and details? Healthcare data management 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.

Note: This program was previously named Healthcare Informatics Certificate.

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

Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

81,400

2030

89,900

Percent Change

11

Projected Job Openings

6900

Medical Records Specialists

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

335,000

2030

363,600

Percent Change

9

Projected Job Openings

27400

Features of SPC's Healthcare Data Management Certificate

Healthcare Data Management Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

HCINF-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), 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

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


For Academic Advising and Program Admissions Information
please contact:
Healthadvising@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 Data Management 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
  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Data Specialist
  • EHR Specialist
  • Implementation Support Specialist
  • Software Support Staff

Admission Rules

Please review the Data Management Certificate Admission Guide


The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Data Management (formerly 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 Data Management Certificate "program courses," students must demonstrate they are at college level in Writing and Reading either through appropriate test scores or through appropriate course completion and must have completed any college level MAC, MGF or STA course with a grade of C or better and 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.

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Graduation Rules

In order to enroll in any program course with a prerequisite, a grade of "C" or better must have been earned in all prerequisite courses. Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all courses required for the Data Management CT curriculum in order to graduate from the program.

New graduates from the Data Management Certificate program are advised to take the Certified Associate Healthcare in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) examination administered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

ADMISSIONS COURSES
Support Courses

CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology I 2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
1st Term in Program

HIM 1101 HIM Standards and Practice 3
HIM 1511 Healthcare Informatics and Data Workflow 3
HIM 1005 Healthcare Informatics Project Management 2
HIM 2652 Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems 2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
2nd Term in Program

HIM 2012 Health Law Concepts and Practices 2
HIM 2201 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis 3
HIM 1800 Professional Practice Experience I 3
HIM 2960 Credentialing Exam Review 1
Total Credits 24

Industry Certifications

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

Continuing Your Education at SPC

Our certificates in Coding and Revenue Management and Healthcare Data Management 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 Data Management Certificate

Program Admission Guides

Please review the program admission guide to ensure your eligibility prior to applying below.


BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

Please answer the following questions to apply to our Healthcare Data Management Certificate Program.

I am

New student at SPC

Returning to SPC

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be posted and evaluated by the application deadline.

Cumulative GPA

College level Reading, Writing, and Math

Program Admission Questions

Courses

SPC Application

You will need to complete the SPC Application and pay the non-refundable fee.

Readmission Steps

You will need to complete the readmission steps.

Official Transcripts Required

Please submit official, unopened (sealed) high school transcripts or GED transcripts as well as those from all regionally-accredited college(s) and universities currently or previously attended. If you completed an A.A.S. degree or higher at a regionally-accredited institution, we won't need your high school transcripts. Learn more about transcripts.

Cumulative GPA Requirement

You will need a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale in all postsecondary coursework for admission. Please review the Admission Guide and reach out to your academic advisor.

College Level Reading, Writing, and Math Requirement

This health program requires students to be at college level in Reading, Writing, and Math. Please see your academic advisor for additional details.

Program Admission Requirements

Please review the curriculum for approved options that satisfy this requirement.

Continue Health Programs Application

You can now continue the Health Programs Application.


Application Windows

Term Applications Accepted Application Review Student Notified By MySPC e-mail
Fall: August March 1 - May 15 May 16 - June 30 July 1
Spring: January July 1 - Sept. 15 Sept. 16 - Oct. 31 Nov. 1