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Healthcare Business Informatics

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Healthcare Business Informatics 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

Healthcare Business Informatics 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 n/a 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
or
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1
Prerequisite for CIS 111: none
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 
Prerequisites for MAT 143: MAT 003 Tier 1 and ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite for MAT 143: MAT 043
Prerequisite for MAT 171: MAT 003 Tier 2 or MAT 143 or MAT 152
Corequisite for MAT 171: MAT 071
2 – 3 2 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HBI 110 Issues and Trends in HBI n/a 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 Disciplines 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 002 Tier 1, and CIS 111 or CIS 110
Prerequisite for CTS 130: CIS 110 or CIS 111
Prerequisite for WBL: none
0 – 2 0 – 2 n/a 4 – 20 2 – 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts Prerequisite: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues n/a 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 Corequisites: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 3 n/a 5 3
HBI 113 Survey of Med Insurance n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a 3
BUS 151 People Skills n/a 3 n/a 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
Prerequisite for CTS 115: ENG 002 Tier 1
Prerequisite for BUS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1
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 Arts 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
Prerequisite for PSY 150: ENG 002 Tier 1
Prerequisite for SOC 210: ENG 002 Tier 1
Prerequisites for ECO 251: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1
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
Prerequisite for CTI 110: none
Prerequisite 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 64 – 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 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HBI 110 Issues and Trends in HBI n/a 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
or
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1
Prerequisite 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 n/a 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