• Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics degree program prepares students for technical support in the health industry. Health Informatics is the rapidly developing scientific field that utilizes computer technology in the advancement of health care, and is one of the key components to creating an improved, higher-quality health care system. It is the study of health data collection, storage and communication; data processing into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and computer and telecommunications technology applied to support these processes. Health Informatics combines computer technologies, information science, clinical practice and business management. Other functions include assisting in the coordination of computer information systems used in hospitals and medical clinics.

    Program Requirements

    Prerequisites for first term students include completed coursework for CS-120 Survey of Computing or BA-131 Introduction to Business Computing, WR-095 Paragraph to Essay or placement into WR-121, and MTH-060 Algebra I placement into MTH-065 Algebra II or higher.

    Program Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this program will have a background in business management, information systems, computing science and health care that will qualify them for an entry-level position in Information Technology in the health industry.


    Health Informatics graduates work in many areas including hospitals, medical research laboratories, health insurance companies, Internet companies, engineering firms, health information technology suppliers, consulting companies, etc. They work as database administrators, project managers and project designers, computer programmers, researchers, and systems analysts. Other tasks range from providing technical support for databases, designing new information systems, to procuring and decision-making on purchases. They can also be responsible for evaluating usability, enhancing information systems, ensuring data accuracy, and training other database users.

    State universities offer bachelor-, master-, and PhD-level degrees in Health Information Management and related fields.

    For information contact Debra Carino, 503-594-3170 or dcarino@clackamas.edu  

    Computer Infomation Systems: Health Informatics

    • Complete the following requirement.

    • CS-140 Introduction to Operating Systems
      or elective: Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics program elective
      CS-150 Computer Technician Orientation
      or elective: Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics program elective
      CS-225 Computer End User Support 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • BA-211 Financial Accounting I 
      CS-275 Database Design 
      MA-110 Medical Terminology 
      CS-179 Networking I 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • BA-205 Solving Communication Problems With Technology 
      HIM-110 Health Information Technology 1 
      CS-135DB Microsoft Access 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      • Take WR-101 or WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 

    Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CS-161 Computer Science I 
      CS-276 Advanced SQL 
      HIM-182 Health Care Delivery Systems 
      HIM-283 Health Information Systems 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CS-162 Computer Science II 
      CS-245 Project Management-Information Systems 
      HIM-285 Health Care Financing & Compliance 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CS-244 Systems Analysis 
      • Take 4 credits of CS-280.
      CS-280 Computer Science/CWE 
      • Take 1 credit of PE/HE/HPE.
      Physical Education
      Health/Physical Education

    Human Relations Requirement

    • Complete the following requirement.

      ANT-102 Archaeology & Prehistory 
      ANT-103 Cultural Anthropology 
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      HST-101 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-102 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-103 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-201 History of the United States 
      HST-202 History of the United States 
      HST-203 History of the United States 
      PS-203 U.S. Government: State & Local Institutions 
      PS-205 International Relations 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-110 Psychology: An Overview 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      PSY-205 Psychology As a Social Science 
      PSY-214 Introduction to Personality 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 
      PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 
      PSY-231 Introduction to Human Sexuality 
      PSY-240 Interpersonal Awareness & Growth 
      SOC-204 Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      SOC-206 Institutions & Social Change 
      SOC-225 Social Problems 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-105 Listening 
      COMM-112 Persuasive Speaking 
      COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 
      COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 

    CIS Health Informatics Program Electives

    • Complete 18 credits of Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics Program Electives.

      • Take 18 credits of Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics Program Electives.
      BA-120 Project Management Fundamentals 
      BA-131 Introduction to Business Computing 
      BA-224 Human Resource Management 
      BI-112 General Biology for Health Sciences 
      BI-231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
      BI-232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
      BI-233 Human Anatomy/Physiology III 
      CS-133VB Visual Basic.NET I 
      CS-140 Introduction to Operating Systems 
      CS-150 Computer Technician Orientation 
      CS-227 Computer Hardware & Repair I 
      CS-229 Networking II 
      CS-240L Linux Administration 
      CS-240W Windows Desktop Administration 
      CS-284 Network Security 
      CS-288W Windows Network Administration 
      CS-280 Computer Science/CWE 
      HIM-271 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 
      HIM-274 Quality Improvement in Healthcare Lab 
      HIM-281 Data Management & Analysis I 
      HIM-286 Data Management and Analysis I Lab 
  • Contact our Computer Science Department

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    Email us: marys@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3071

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