Certificate in Health Care Informatics Program Admission Criteria

Apply to the Certificate in Health Care Informatics Program.

To apply for the Certificate in Health Care Informatics Program, you'll need the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from an approved, accredited college or university
  • Basic computer skills and information management skills
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Basic statistics course
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology (Non health care professionals must complete the online medical terminology course by the end of the first term. This course is not part of the degree curriculum.)
  • One year of work experience is preferred
  • Completion of the university application
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 300 words)
  • Letter of recommendation from a current employer or two letters of reference
  • Your resume/CV
  • An interview (qualified applicants will be contacted to interview based on initial review of their application)
  • Note that international applicants must meet additional requirements additional requirements for admission

Priority Deadlines: March 1 and November 1

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Curriculum Plan

The Certificate in Health Care Informatics program requires the completion of 21 academic units. Course sequencing is noted below.

Term, Year # Units
Fall Semester, Year One
HCIN 540 Introduction to Health Care Information Management 3 units
HCIN 541 Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems 3 units
HCIN 552 Clinical Documentation: Electronic Medical Record Systems 3 units
Spring Semester, Year One
HCIN 542 Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics 3 units
HCIN 543 Database Design and Knowledge Management 3 units
HCIN 544 Advanced Health Care Information Management 3 units
Summer Session, Year One
HCIN 545 Residency in Health Care Informatics Capstone 3 units