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

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Features of SPC's Healthcare Informatics Certificate

Healthcare Informatics Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2021 (585)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2021 (585), 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

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 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 Healthcare Informatics CT curriculum in order to graduate from the program.

New graduates from the Healthcare Informatics 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).

Support Courses

CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology I 2

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

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 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.


We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Healthcare Informatics Certificate

Program Admissions

Download Admission Guide