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Healthcare Business Informatics

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Healthcare Business Informatics (HBI) program will help prepare you for employment as a specialist in:

  • Installation
  • Data management
  • Data archiving/retrieval
  • System design and support
  • Computer training for medical information systems

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Associate in Applied Science in Healthcare Business Informatics (two years)
  • Healthcare IT Foundations Certificate

Careers

  • Database/data warehouse analysts
  • Technical support professionals
  • Informatics technology professionals
  • Medical appliance technicians
  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Networking and security technicians
  • Computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply current and emerging technology applications and data standards to construct medical records and clinical databases
  2. Utilize technology, including hardware and software applications, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of health care information
  3. Collect, organize, and present data for quality management, utilization management, risk management, and other related studies
  4. Implement, support, and retrieve data utilizing informatics techniques including data warehousing, integrity, security, mining and reporting

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
WBL 110 World of Work Prerequisites: none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ENG 111  Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
or
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra 
Prerequisites for MAT 143: DMA 010-050 and DRE 098
Prerequisites for MAT 171 — take one set:
Set 1: DMA 010-080
Set 2: DMA 010-050 and DMA 065
Set 3: MAT 121
2 – 3 2 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HBI 110 Issues and Trends in HBI Prerequisites: none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 15 – 17
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundations Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
CTS 240 Project Management
or
CTS 130 Spreadsheet
or
WBL 112, WBL 121, WBL 122, WBL 131, WBL 132
Prerequisites for CTS 240: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or appropriate placement and CIS 111 or CIS 110
Prerequisites for CTS 130: CIS 110 or CIS 111
Prerequisites for WBL: none
0 – 2 0 – 2 n/a 4 – 20 2 – 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Prerequisite: MED 121 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 17 – 18
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
NET 110 Networking Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support Co-Requisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
HBI 113 Survey of Med Insurance Prerequisites: none 3 n/a n/a 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development Prerequisites: none 3 0 n/a 3 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts
or
BUS 110 Intro to Business
Prerequisites for CTS 115: none
Prerequisites for BUS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 18
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
Hum/Fine Art Elective
Choose an appropriate course from the CAA list
Prerequisites: may vary based on course 3 n/a n/a 3 3
PSY 150 General Psychology
or
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
or
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics
Prerequisites for PSY 150: ENG 080 and RED 080 or ENG 085 or DRE 097 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for SOC 210: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for ECO 251: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050; DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
HBI 250 Data Mgmt and Utilization Prerequisites: DBA 110, DBA 120, or DBA 210 2 2 n/a 4 3
DBA 115 Database Applications Prerequisites: DBA 110 2 2 n/a 4 3
WBL 112, WBL 121, WBL 122, WBL 131, WBL 132, Work-Based Learning
or
CTI 110 Web Programming Database
or
OST 247 Procedural Coding
Prerequisites for CTI 110: none
Prerequisites for OST 247: MED 121 or OST 141
0 – 2 0 – 2 n/a 4 – 10 2 – 3
Total Semester Hours 14 – 15
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 65 – 68
First Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HBI 110 Issues and Trends in HBI Prerequisites: none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
or
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Second Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Prerequisite: MED 121 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HBI 113 Survey of Med Insurance none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundations Prerequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 18