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College Catalog: Science, Technology, and Computing: Electronic Health Records System Engineering

Program:Electronic Health Records System Engineering
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-285-78
Length: 25 credit hours
Lead Faculty: Bob Tureman

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Purpose:  This program is designed for persons seeking employment in the electronic records system field.

Occupational Objective:  This program prepares persons to obtain a position using electronic records systems in the medical field.

Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will possess knowledge of health information, and the knowledge and skill to complete various activities with the electronic records systems used for medical records.

Admissions Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College. In addition to the admissions requirements established by the College, entry into the Career Studies Certificate in E-Health Records Systems requires proficiency in reading and Mathematics.  Students with deficiencies will be advised to take developmental courses offered by the College. A minimum grade of a “C” must be earned on all AST, HLT, ITE, and HIM courses.

Electronic Health Records System Engineering
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
First Semester
HLT 140 Orientation To Health Related Professions 2
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I 3
HIM 142 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems II 3
Total Semester Credits 14
Second Semester
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3
AST 195 Topics in Customer Service 1
HIM 195 Topics in Vendor-Specific EHR Systems 1
AST 205 Business Communications 3
MTH ___ A college level math course appropriate to the program selected 3
Total Semester Credits 11
Total Program Credits 25