Degree: Bachelor of Science
Options in: Applications Development, Business Systems/Analysis, and Health Informatics
Applications Development Option & Business/Systems Analyst Option:
The Information Technology Applications Development Option focuses on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies to prepare student for successful careers as applications programmers. The curriculum is designed to produce graduates with the competencies, skills and attitudes necessary for success in the workplace or further graduate education. The management components include analytical skills and problem solving; business organization and management; project management; leadership, teams, and communications. Information technology skill areas include database development, applications development, web development, technical support, telecommunications, and additional technical electives.
The Information Technology Business/Systems Analysis Option integrates technical, business, and interpersonal skills to prepare students for successful careers as business/systems analysts. The curriculum is designed to produce graduates with the competencies, skills and attitudes necessary for success in the workplace or further graduate education. The management components include analytical skills and problem solving; business organization and management; project management; leadership, teams, and communications. Students gain theoretical and practical experience with systems analysis and design, project management, personal computers, operating systems, applications, networks, web page design and development, and databases.
Health Informatics Option
Health Informatics is the rapidly developing scientific field that utilizes computer technology in the advancement of health care. As an applied science Health Informatics sits at the junction of computer technologies, information science, clinical practice and business management. It is the study of how health data are collected, stored and communicated; how those data are processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes. Students learn to identify what information and data are needed by doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, consumers, patients, government planners and other health care professionals and how they are used in order to make effective health care decisions. Graduates from a degree program in health informatics work in a variety of environments. These include hospitals, medical research laboratories, health insurance companies, Internet companies, health information technology suppliers, or consulting organizations. Within each of these environments lie opportunities as database administrators, project managers, project designers, researchers, or systems analysts.
Please contact Grant Kirby 503-821-1273 - Applications Development and Business/Systems Analysis
Please contact Michael Kirshner 503-821-2149 - Health Informatics
PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.
Last updated: August 2014