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Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Catalog 2023-2024

Healthcare Informatics Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online


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Program Overview

Major ID: 337A

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer-limited course offerings

The Healthcare Informatics program integrates education from health information, computer science and information technology.

Healthcare Informaticts work and support healthcare organizations in a multifaceted methodology by providing support directly related to industry practices and procedures regarding complex electronic health record systems.

Responsibilities may include supporting tasks and roles relating to data analysis, database design and administration, support of numerous software applications, implementation of data standards, knowledge of interoperability, and maintenance of clinical decision support protocols supported by evidence based medicine, routine system upgrades and preservation, system architecture, hardware, system networking, and legal knowledge to support information privacy and security.

Career Opportunities

Individuals enrolled in the program will obtain a broad body of knowledge of health information, computer science, and information technology that will allow them to become employed in many capacities within a healthcare system. Employment opportunities may include: data and information technology support personnel, analytics staff, data standards personnel, documentation integrity specialists, health information privacy and security personnel, electronic health record trainer or educator, implementation and data systems upgrade specialist and may include supervisory or leadership roles based on skill and ability.

Graduates of the Healthcare Informatics degree will find positions in various health care settings such as private physician offices, clinics, specialty clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. Employment can also be found in government offices, the insurance industry, dental and chiropractic clinics, and information technology suppliers/vendors.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer User Support Specialists Occupations are anticipated to increase by +/- 10% between 2018-2028.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will apply basic medical sciences in accordance to the profession.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate documentation and health information practices.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate skilled use of specialized software applications in the completion of information management processes that apply to healthcare.
  4. Graduates will support information systems applicable to healthcare.
  5. Graduates will comply with healthcare regulatory guidelines. 

Program Faculty

Jennifer Anglin
jennifer.anglin@saintpaul.edu

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements


All classes must be successfully completed with grade of “C” or better.

Subtotal: 44 Credits


General Education/MnTC Requirements


Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication.7 Credits

    ENGL 1711 Composition 1  - 4 Credits
    COMM 17XX - 3 Credits
     
  • Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
    MATH 1730 College Algebra  (or higher) - 3 Credits
     
  • Goal 5: History, Social Science and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits
  • Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits


Course Sequence for Full-Time Schedule


The following sequence is recommended for full-time students. Students should consult with the program advisor to develop an appropriate educational plan.

All classes must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 14

Fourth Semester (Year 2)


Total Semester Credits: 15

Course Sequence for Part-Time Schedule


The following sequence is recommended for part-time students. Students should consult with the program advisor to develop an appropriate educational plan.

All classes must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Total Semester Credits: 10

Second Semester (Year 1)


Total Semester Credits: 10

Total Semester Credits: 9

Total Semester Credits: 9

Fifth Semester (Year 3)


Total Semester Credits: 12

Sixth Semester (Year 3)


Total Semester Credits: 10

Total Program Credits: 60


Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900 .

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900 .

Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 270+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920 .

Keyboarding Skills: Minimum of 40 WPM with 3 errors or less or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1400 .

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet usage or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1418 .

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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