Centennial College’s Health Informatics Technology program will combine knowledge of software engineering and health care systems. In this advanced technology diploma program’s courses, you’ll learn to design, develop and maintain the next generation of electronic health record applications and other exciting software products.
Under the umbrella of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this program will cover:
- Object-oriented software design methodologies
- User-oriented interface design
- The structure of health care information systems
- Clinical workflow and IT solutions
- Data security
- Privacy issues within health care systems
To underscore the curriculum’s applied focus, the Health Informatics Technology program will include two software development projects. These real-world business applications will require you to utilize all the technical, systems and business skills gained during your studies.
The knowledge you’ll acquire in this health technology program will enable you to design, develop, modify and test software for health care applications. You’ll also be able to analyze and model data, develop health care databases and support decision making based on data mining techniques. Lastly, you’ll have the know-how to use health informatics methods and software tools for hospitals, health care agencies and public health departments.
Career Options and Education Pathways
- Health Informatics Technology courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
- You learn from knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members who have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
- Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.
- Software developer
- Health care information systems analyst
- Database developer
- Mobile app developer
- Web application developer
- Systems implementation specialist
- Business analyst
Successful graduates of this Health Informatics Technology (Optional Co-op) Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.
To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.
- Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one and two combined
- Completion of COMM-170/171 by the end of semester 2 with a C grade (60%) or higher
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
- Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 2