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Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate Program
The Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate Program offered by Montana Tech is a program that aims to equip its students, who are professionals, with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead in their positions in health care informatics. This program builds upon a student’s previously earned knowledge, skills, and experience in both their previous education (such as a baccalaureate degree) and their experience as a professional. A professional in the healthcare informatics field includes information technologists, computer scientists, or health care professionals. Prospective students of this program must have a bachelor’s degree in either Health care informatics or a relevant field. A prospective student who does not meet these requirements must have at least a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience. All the courses required by this certificate program are offered to students in an online format. Montana Tech uses Moodle as its learning management system. It is important to note that this program is offered along with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Informatics and an Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Informatics.
The Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate requires its students to take and complete a pre-designed curriculum of 15 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with this certificate. As aforementioned, students can complete these courses online or in the traditional in classroom learning environments. There are four required courses including: EHR in Clinical and Public Health Practice and Health Information Analysis and Design. A student must choose between either the Health Care Systems Administration elective or the Health Care I.T. Management elective. Both electives are offered only in the Spring semester. If a student follows the suggested course of study, then they can complete this program in two semesters (fall and spring).
A prospective student must have a Bachelor's degree and either significant professional or academic experience in Health Care Informatics
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