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College of Health Sciences

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Healthcare Informatics


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2020 (580)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2020 (580), 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, Reading, and Math either through appropriate test scores, or through appropriate course completion 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.

Fully Online

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

Computer Applications
Medical Terminology I

1st Term in Program

HIM Standards and Practice
Healthcare Informatics and Data Workflow
Health Law Concepts and Practices
Healthcare Informatics Project Management
Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems

2nd Term in Program

Professional Practice Experience I
Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
Credentialing Exam Review
Total Credits