CIS Health Informatics Admissions

Admissions Process

Information Sessions

Students must first attend an online information session between January and May 2014 to be considered for fall 2014 admissions.

No pre-registration is required for these information sessions. Students access these online sessions by clicking on this link: Log in for Online Computer Advising on the day and time of the session they have selected:

Wednesday, January 15th: 6pm to 7pm
Wednesday, February 12th: 10am to 11am
Tuesday, March 18th: 4pm to 5pm
Friday, April 18th: 10am to 11am
Wednesday, May 14th: 10am to 11am

These sessions use Blackboard Collaborate. Please read this document for information on how these sessions work.

The Health Informatics program is a limited entry program, which accepts 15 students every fall. Some of the required courses for the health informatics program are only offered online via PCC’s Desire2Learn Course Management System. Students are expected to be comfortable and confident in navigating an online classroom format. This requires more reading on the part of students, as well as comfort with computer technology.

Students can complete this degree as a part-time or full-time student. However, they must commit to taking some required courses in certain terms in order to stay in the program.

Prerequisite Requirements

Students must complete WR 121, CIS 120, CIS 121, and MP 111 with grades of C or better and meet the MTH 65 competency by either completing MTH 65 or higher with a grade of C or better or by passing the MTH 65 competency exam, by the end of the spring term in the year they wish to start the AAS degree in Health Informatics.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time they apply for the program, to be considered for this program.

Please note that criminal background checks and drug tests are required in most health care industry jobs, including health informatics.

Admissions Steps

Step 1) Apply to PCC

Apply for admissions. Declare the Associate of General Studies as your major.

Step 2) Take College Placement Tests

If you have college credits from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States, you may submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts to advising to see if you can have the placement tests waived. Please include your G number (student ID number) and phone number or email address with your transcripts.

Step 3) Take prerequisite courses

  • WR 121 (English Composition)
  • MTH 65 (intro to algebra II) or higher
  • CIS 120 (Computer Concepts I)
  • CIS 121 (Computer Concepts II)
  • MP 111 (Medical Terminology)

If you have prior college credits from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States that you believe will cover some or all of the prerequisite courses above, submit your official transcripts to student records for an evaluation and then request an official evaluation.

Step 4) Attend an online information session

Attend an online Health Informatics information session. Online information sessions will be held from January through May of each year for admissions to the fall term of that year. Dates of the 2014 information sessions will be posted at the start of fall term 2013.

Step 5) Submit an application

The application will be sent to you by email after you have attended an online information session. All applications must be submitted no later than June 15, 2014 for the fall 2014 program. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline.

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