Health Care Informatics

Programs of Study

Health Care Informatics

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The Health Care Informatics Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree combines concepts in healthcare administration, information technology (IT), healthcare data analytics, Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR), performance enhancements, and organizational leadership, with real-world assignments to prepare students for a dynamic career in the field of health informatics.

  • Evaluate aspects of health, health information systems, and health data analytics within healthcare organizations
  • Recommend solutions to healthcare efficiency, quality, patient care and population health problems
  • Interpret major health policy, risk, and legal issues relevant to health informatics in order to articulate needed changes, mitigation strategies and best practices
  • Manage innovation and change in healthcare or population health contexts
  • Incorporate ethical values and professionalism into inter-professional collaboration

Integrating the fields of health care, information, and computer sciences, health care informatics professionals work in hospital systems, private clinics, public health organizations, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and private healthcare technology corporations.

The Healthcare Informatics Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed as a stackable credential that builds on previously earned associate degrees, certificates. However, new students or current students who are working toward an associate degree or a certificate are welcome to apply.

The program is primarily delivered online, but it may include other delivery methods including traditional and hybrid for those classes outside of the HCI discipline.

Health Care Informatics Information Sessions

You are invited to attend an informational and advising session to find out more about HealthCare Informatics

Gain valuable information about the program and important details about eligibility and the application process

Registration is required for a one-hour session.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Zone.

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. The program is primarily delivered online, but it may include other delivery methods including traditional and hybrid for those classes outside of the HCI discipline.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the courses and are embedded within your general tuition.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

COURSE DESCRIPTION Fee
All HCI courses High-cost program fee $7.35 (per credit hour)
HCI 310 High-cost course fee $110

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is financial aid eligible.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

The program has a required 3-credit internship with a co-requisite 2-credit capstone project to allow students to expand their learning on the job.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

Health Care Informatics graduates can pursue careers in hospital systems, private clinics, public health organizations, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and private healthcare technology corporations. 

Specific job titles are:

  • Healthcare Data Analysts
  • Clinical Data Analytics
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Healthcare Information Administrator
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Medical Information Administrator
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Health IT Consultants
  • Medical and Health Service Manager

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the healthcare industry will grow by 2.4 million jobs between 2016 and 2026. A portion of this demand requires workers who can organize, manage, and analyze the influx of healthcare data and information created as a result of this rapidly growing patient base. As more healthcare facilities adopt electronic health records (EHRs), they will need employees who understand how to manage this technology. 

Specialists Intl. (EMSI) labor market reports indicate that Medical and Health Services Managers is one of the top high growing jobs in the Metro Denver area with an average of 365 annual job openings. Among Medical and Health Services Managers are Health Information Managers. The profession is expected to grow by 23.3% between 2019 and 2026.