Santa Barbara City College offers the online Certificate of Achievement in Cancer Information Management. Individuals who work in this specialized field identify reported cancer cases, collect data from patient records, and report this information to hospital administrators, health care officials and other agencies. All of the information that is collected from patient records are used to develop techniques to prevent cancer and provide treatment methods. It is also a duty for cancer registrars to follow up with patients in order to monitor their progress.
Through coursework, students will gain valuable knowledge of the human form, pathophysiology, medical terminology, and health care quality management. Health information management is a large component of working in this field. Students will be taught valuable information in order to ensure that patient records are secure and confidential while being handled between the patient and health care agency. Individuals who work in this field must also be knowledgeable on coding systems as well as computer applications that are used to manage cancer information. These applications will allow the workers to assist in maintaining databases that contain cancer information.
- Official high school and college (if applicable) transcripts
- English and/or math placement test (may be waived based on SAT, ACT, or AP scores, or previous college courses)
School Accreditation Statement
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges