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.
Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software may gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their Health Informatics Technology advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3528)
- 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) 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.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
Bachelor of Applied Health Science – Health Informatics Management
Bachelor of Science – Health Services Administration
Ontario Tech University
Honours Bachelor of Information Technology – Networking and Information Technology Security specialization – Bridge
Bachelor of Information Technology – Information Technology Security – Bridge
Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Science
How to Apply
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy
If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees
Apply directly to Centennial College here
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through
- Program Code:3668
- School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
- Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
- Program Type:Post-secondary program
- Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters