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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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DBA 120 Database Programming I 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Communications Elective 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 121
OR
Medical Terminology I (3) (0) (0) (3)
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 122
OR
Medical Terminology II (3) (0) (0) (3)
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

A25510