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Healthcare Business Informatics

Curriculum Description

The Healthcare Business Informatics curriculum prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems.

Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support.

Graduates should qualify for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


Associate in Applied Science

A25510
NC CIP: 51.0709
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
HBI 110 Issues and Trends in HBI 3 0 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    11 8 0 14

Spring Semester
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
HBI 113 Survey of Med Insurance 3 0 0 3
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
   
    10 12 0 15

Summer Term
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
Select one:
___ ___ Communications Elective 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
   
    5 2 0 12

Fall Semester
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design 3 0 0 3
HBI 250 Data Mgmt and Utilization 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Medical Terminology I (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Med Terms I-Med Office 3 0 0 3
   
    14 2 0 15

Spring Semester
HBI 289 HBI Project 1 4 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Other Major Hours Elective List 1 * * * 3
Select one:
Medical Terminology II (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Med Terms II-Med Office 3 0 0 3
   
    9 6 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 71

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Communications Elective: Select one-COM 120, COM 231, ENG 114, ENG 115
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective: Select one-ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective: Select one-MAT 115, MAT 140, MAT 161
Other Major Hours Elective List 1: Select 3 hours - CTS 115, DBA 115, DBA 210, DBA 285, NET 126, NOS 120


Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.